LPGA: a major title for Brooke Henderson

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LPGA: a major title for Brooke Henderson

Brooke M. Henderson won her second career major title on the LPGA Tour on Sunday in France, beating American Sophia Schubert by a stroke at the Evian Championship.

It was a birdie on the 18th hole that made the difference. Henderson (71) thus showed a record of 267 (-17) to sign a second victory this season and a 12th in career.

The champion has however started her working day badly. With an early bogey and a double bogey at the sixth pennant, she had to play catch-up golf all day. She did it well, sinking four birdies while committing an extra bogey.

The Japanese Mao Saigo for her part delivered an excellent card of 64 to jump 12 places in the standings. She thus finished in a group of five competitors tied at 269 (-15), in third place.

The only other representative of the maple leaf registered in this tournament, Quebecer Maude-Aimée Leblanc had not been able to avoid the ax on Friday.