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Canadian Teen Brooke Henderson Wins Portland Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 19:04 Sunday, 16 August 2015 18:48

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

PORTLAND, Oregon (Nick Daschel/AP) — Brooke Henderson got her breakthrough LPGA Tour victory. The Canadian teen will have to wait a little longer to become a tour member.

Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 years, 11 months, 6 days.

Henderson closed with a 3-under 69 at Columbia Edgewater to finish at 21-under 267, the lowest total since the event went from 54 holes to 72 in 2013.

“I was just trying to keep going low and trying to push it to get even further under par, which I wouldn’t have had that a couple months ago,” Henderson said.

Henderson earned $195,000 and has made $661,818 in 10 events this year. Last year, LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan denied Henderson’s age petition, preventing her from playing Q-school. Because she’s assured of finishing in the top 40 in earnings, Henderson will earn a tour card for 2016.



Brooke Henderson Opens 5-Shot Lead in Portland

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:29 Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:20

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

PORTLAND, Oregon (Nick Daschel/AP) — Brooke Henderson gave herself some breathing room in her bid for a breakthrough victory.

The 17-year-old Canadian opened a five-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 at Columbia Edgewater.

“To get a good round together and try and increase my lead, and definitely just hit good shots. I’m really happy to get it to (18 under), and hopefully tomorrow just improve on that just a little bit,” Henderson said.

She’s trying to join Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson as the only players to win an LPGA Tour title before turning 18.



Canadian Teenager Brooke Henderson One Shot Back at Portland Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:18 Friday, 14 August 2015 06:10

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

PORTLAND, Oregon — Canadian teen star Brooke Henderson is one stroke off the lead after the opening round of the LPGA Tour’s Cambia Portland Classic.

The 17-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., birdied six of the first 13 holes for a 6-under 66. Henderson, who doesn’t turn 18 until September, has made $466,818 in nine LPGA Tour tournaments this year. She earned a spot in the field in Monday qualifying, and thought that helped.

“I feel much more comfortable in the first round than I do a lot of times because I’ve already played this golf course in a competitive atmosphere this week,” Henderson said.

Amy Anderson and Sandra Changkija shared the first-round lead at 7 under.



Brooke Henderson Monday Qualifies for LPGA Event in Portland

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 22:32 Tuesday, 11 August 2015 22:31

Brooke HendersonPORTLAND, Oregon (Golf Canada) — Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., has qualified to play in the Cambia Portland Classic on the LPGA Tour.

Henderson, 17, shot a four-under 68 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club to grab one of two spots available in the field this week. She joins sister Brittany, who received a sponsor exemption, in the field in Portland. Brittany Henderson, who plays on the Symetra Tour, was granted a sponsor’s exemption, a spot that might have gone to Brooke, except she has already received her maximum seven for the year.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:46 Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:30

PGA ChampionshipCanadian Press

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Site: Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Whistling Straits, Straits Course (7,501 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner’s Share: $1.8 million.



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