Lotte Championship: Brooke Henderson defends title to tie Canadian record

Lotte Championship: Brooke Henderson defends title to tie Canadian record

"It was really windy today", Henderson said.

Post, 70, claimed eight tour titles from 1968 through 1981.

"It's unbelievable to be mentioned in the same sentence with Sandra Post", said Henderson, who also equalled the best showing by any Canadian on the US PGA Tour, with Mike Weir and George Knudson having each won eight career titles. "I just made one eagle, chip-in eagle", said Minjee Lee after turning in a bogey-free scorecard on Friday.

George Knudson and Mike Weir share the Canadian mark on the PGA Tour, also each winning eight times.

"It's really unbelievable to get this win and tie Sandra and tie Mike Weir too, which is really wonderful". Henderson, though, is still just 21 years old and has the opportunity to obliterate the record with every start she makes.

Henderson shouldn't have to wait long to own the record all by herself.

Henderson, who shared the third-round lead with American Nelly Korda, won her first LPGA title at the 2015 Portland Classic as a qualifier. She finished at 2-over 290. Her previous title came last August when she won before a home crowd and became the first Canadian in 45 years to capture the Canadian Women's Open. "Last few day, especially yesterday when it's windy, I'm feel like I'm not really trust the shot I pick", the Thai added. He got off the ground with a bogey six on the opening hole.

She birdied the par-four 11th after driving to the fringe of the green to stretch her lead to three strokes over 10th-ranked Korda and 20th-ranked Ji.

From there, Henderson settled down and parred five straight holes.

Korda has been inside the top 3 in four of her last seven starts on the LPGA Tour. "You know, today was kind of a battle out there". I'm just really happy that I have finally done it.

Birdies at the par-5 13th and 14th holes pulled Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn to 14-under, two back of Henderson, but the world number three missed a 20-foot par putt to bogey 15 and fall three adrift. But seeing her make a bit of history on Sunday should inspire a new generation of Canadian golfers, just like Post and Weir inspired a young girl in Smiths Falls to try to equal their success on the golf course.

It's too early to predict what effect Henderson's win will have in her native country.

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