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LOTTE Championship

DATES: April 11-14
SITE: Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu, Hawaii
PRIZE MONEY: $2,000,000
Tournament stats & info

Round 4 - Brooke Henderson clinches Lotte victory

April 14, 2018

Canada's Brooke Henderson held her nerve to clinch the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship in Hawaii on Saturday, firing a three-under-par 69 to seal a four-shot victory.

Henderson had stumbled badly in Friday's third round, dropping three shots in the closing three holes to leave the chasing pack just one shot behind on the par-72 layout at Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu.

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But the 20-year-old from Ontario shrugged off her third-round jitters to remain ahead of the field on Saturday, stretching her lead with two birdies on the front nine to make the turn at two under, 10 under for the tournament.

There was a brief wobble with a bogey on the par-three 12th but Henderson hit back with a birdie on the 14th followed by a birdie on the par-three 16th -- where she made a double-bogey 24 hours earlier -- to close out her win with a 12-under-par aggregate 276.

It was the sixth LPGA Tour win of the Canadian youngster's career, which includes a victory as a teenager at the Women's PGA Championship in 2016.

Henderson finished four shots ahead of Spain's Azahara Munoz, who had thrust herself into contention with a five-under-par final round 67, playing flawlessly to move up the leaderboard having started the day six strokes off the pace.

The 30-year-old from Malaga began slowly with four straight pars, but grabbed her first birdie of the day on the par-five fifth hole. A further birdie at the ninth took her to five under at the turn.

However the charge began on the back nine, with consecutive birdies at the 11th and 12th before a further birdie on the 14th.

But the Spaniard was unable to add to her birdie spree in the closing holes, leaving her in the clubhouse waiting to see if Henderson would falter.

China's Feng Shanshan, Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn and South Korea's Park In-bee were tied for third on seven under.

American Mo Martin, who had started the final round one off the pace, saw her challenge evaporate with a nightmare six-over-par 78.

The 35-year-old 2014 British Open winner from Pasadena, California, carded four bogeys and a double-bogey as her quest for a first career LPGA win in the United States continued.

Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
1
Brooke M. Henderson
68 - 66 - 73 - 69
276
-12
2
Azahara Munoz
74 - 70 - 69 - 67
280
-8
3T
Ariya Jutanugarn
73 - 69 - 70 - 69
281
-7
3T
Shanshan Feng
67 - 69 - 74 - 71
281
-7
3T
Inbee Park
69 - 69 - 71 - 72
281
-7

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Round 3 - Henderson takes slim lead into final day

April 13, 2018

Brooke Henderson kept giving herself chances to run away from the field Friday at the Lotte Championship.

Instead, she had to be satisfied with barely hanging onto the lead.

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After two nearly flawless, bogey-free days at windy Ko Olina Golf Club, the 20-year-old Canadian looked all too human in a frustrating third round that saw the wind switch directions.

Then again, so did nearly every other player.

Henderson will take a one-stroke advantage over 2014 Women's British Open champ Mo Martin, whose eagle on the 13th kept her at even-par for the day, into the final round.

The leader was 3 over on the final three holes, four-putting the 16th for double-bogey. Henderson, who has already won five times on the LPGA Tour, finished with a 1-over 73 left her at 9 under.

She led by five early on the back nine, but 35 putts - she needed just 50 the first two days combined - had her trying to focus on the fact she still led at all.

''I've been kind of struggling with my putting all year,'' Henderson acknowledged. ''The first few rounds I had it going and I felt confident with it; then on the back nine I just kept missing. I just felt like that every single putt and kind of got a little bit down. That's always a terrible way to be, especially when you're still leading the tournament.''

Japan's Nasa Hataoka, who is a year younger than Henderson, had a 68 to climb into a tie for third with third-ranked Inbee Park, two shots back.

Hataoka won the 2016 Japan Women's Open Championship, becoming the first amateur - and youngest - to win a Japan LPGA major. Friday, she was one of the few to go low at Ko Olina, putting for eagle three times.

''The wind was totally the opposite. It was really confusing,'' said Park, who shot 71. ''Some holes I was going into the wind I couldn't really judge the distances. I don't think I ever played this wind before on this course in five, six years.''

Even top-ranked Shanshan Feng struggled. Her 74 was only her second over-par round of the year. She shares fifth with Lizette Salas, three back of Henderson. Salas, who lost a playoff at Lotte in 2013, shot 70 despite breaking her driver on the second hole.

She called it a ''big oops'' on Friday the 13th.

''I got a little frustrated for missing a short putt, and then I tossed, quote/unquote, my putter at my bag,'' Salas said. ''I guess the head landed on the shaft and when I took it out at the next hole, it went (bending noise).''

Daniela Iacobelli and Pernilla Lindberg, fresh off a major victory at the ANA Inspiration, share seventh at 5 under. Qualifier Julieta Granada and second-year player Peiyun Chien, from Taiwan, shot 67 - low round of the day - to join a group of six another shot back.

Jeongeun Lee, a Korean LPGA player here on a sponsor exemption, also shot 67 and is at 4 under. That's one ahead of Hawaii's Michelle Wie, whose 69 moved her up 13 spots, to 18th.

After Friday's frantic finish, who knows how many are in contention Saturday?

''I would've liked it (her lead) to be a lot more, but one shot is good,'' Henderson said. ''I know there are still a ton of really talented players really close behind me, so I'll have to go out and make a lot of birdies and hopefully it's my day.''

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Brooke M. Henderson
-9
68
66
73
207
2
Mo Martin
-8
69
67
72
208
T3
Nasa Hataoka
-7
72
69
68
209
T3
Inbee Park
-7
69
69
71
209
T5
Lizette Salas
-6
69
71
70
210
T5
Shanshan Feng
-6
67
69
74
210
T7
Daniela Iacobelli
-5
73
68
70
211
T7
Pernilla Lindberg
-5
70
68
73
211
T9
Peiyun Chien
-4
74
71
67
212
T9
Julieta Granada
-4
69
76
67
212
T9
Ariya Jutanugarn
-4
73
69
70
212
T9
Ji Hyun Kim
-4
71
70
71
212
T9
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
72
68
72
212
T9
Lindy Duncan
-4
70
68
74
212

Round 2 - Brooke Henderson posts 66, takes Lotte lead

April 12, 2018

Brooke Henderson remained bogey-free Thursday to take the second-round lead in the Lotte Championship.

Henderson, the 20-year-old Canadian ranked 14th in the world, birdied four of her first six holes to surge into the lead in relatively calm morning conditions. She finished with a 6-under 66 at Ko Olina Golf Club - the day's low round - to get to 10 under.

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No one could catch the five-time LPGA Tour winner as the wind gusted to 20 mph later in the day.

Top-ranked Shanshan Feng, the first-round leader, was two strokes back with Mo Martin after a bogey-free 69. Martin, the 2014 Women's British Open, had a 67.

Pernilla Lindberg and Inbee Park were together again on the leaderboard at 6 under, two weeks after Lindberg beat Park on the eighth extra hole in the major ANA Inspiration. Lindberg shot 68 and Park had a 69. Lindy Duncan also was 6 under after a 68.

Hawaii's Michelle Wie, who has risen 100 spots to No. 13 since last March, made her 16th straight cut. She was 1 over after a 73. Defending champion Cristie Kerr also shot 73 and was another shot back.

In Gee Chun withdrew from the tournament before the second due to illness.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Brooke M. Henderson
-10
68
66
134
T2
Mo Martin
-8
69
67
136
T2
Shanshan Feng
-8
67
69
136
T4
Lindy Duncan
-6
70
68
138
T4
Pernilla Lindberg
-6
70
68
138
T4
Inbee Park
-6
69
69
138
T7
Mariajo Uribe
-4
72
68
140
T7
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
72
68
140
T7
Lizette Salas
-4
69
71
140
T10
Daniela Iacobelli
-3
73
68
141
T10
Nasa Hataoka
-3
72
69
141
T10
Ji Hyun Kim
-3
71
70
141
T10
Eun-Hee Ji
-3
69
72
141
T10
Haeji Kang
-3
68
73
141

Round 1 - Shanshan Feng takes lead on windy opening day in Hawaii

April 11, 2018

Top-ranked Shanshan Feng birdied three of her last five holes Wednesday to take the lead halfway through a windy first round of the Lotte Championship.

The Chinese star finished at 5-under 67 at Ko Olina Golf Club. She is the first golfer from China - female or male - to reach No. 1 in the world rankings. She insists she ''gets more excited'' in the wind, which should make Ko Olina an ideal site for her this week.

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''A lot of people would be like worrying, thinking 'Oh, my God, it's so windy,''' Feng said. ''I wake up and I'm like, 'Yeah, it's windy.' That's why in this kind of situation I still stay patient on the course and still stay with my routine.''

Brooke Henderson, Haeji Kang and rookie Martina Edberg are a shot back in second.

Henderson, a 20-year-old in search of her sixth victory, fired a bogey-free 68. She is ranked 14th, while the pair she shares second with are a bit farther back.

Kang, from South Korea, stands at No. 295. Edberg, from Sweden, is ranked 850th in her first LPGA start. She was a two-time Big West Conference champion during her college career at Cal State Fullerton.

Henderson and fellow Canadians Alena Sharp, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Brittany Marchand and Maude-Aimee Leblanc wore green and gold ribbons in memory of those killed in the Saskatchewan bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

Sharp is part of a six-way tie at 69, with third-ranked Inbee Park, qualifier Julieta Granada, Mo Martin, Lizette Salas - who lost a playoff here in 2013 - and 2018 Kia Classic winner Eun-Hee Ji.

Defending champion Cristie Kerr shot 71 and called the conditions ''an average wind for here.'' She played with Hawaii's Michelle Wie, the 2014 Lotte champ. Wie double-bogeyed her 15th hole to finish at even par.

''I feel like back in the day I was really used to the wind here because I played in it every week,'' Wie said about one of her home courses growing up. ''Now that I'm living on the mainland and come back I get a little surprised by it.''

Pernilla Lindberg shot 70 in her first start since beating Park in an eight-hole playoff in the year's first major.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Shanshan Feng
-5
67
T2
Martina Edberg
-4
68
T2
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
68
T2
Haeji Kang
-4
68
T5
Mo Martin
-3
69
T5
Inbee Park
-3
69
T5
Julieta Granada
-3
69
T5
Alena Sharp
-3
69
T5
Eun-Hee Ji
-3
69
T5
Lizette Salas
-3
69
T11
Lindy Duncan
-2
70
T11
Pernilla Lindberg
-2
70
T11
Kim Kaufman
-2
70
T11
Minjee Lee
-2
70

Scores

Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Brooke M. Henderson
68 - 66 - 73 - 69
276
-12
$300,000.00
2
Azahara Munoz
74 - 70 - 69 - 67
280
-8
$184,255.00
3T
Ariya Jutanugarn
73 - 69 - 70 - 69
281
-7
$106,763.00
3T
Shanshan Feng
67 - 69 - 74 - 71
281
-7
$106,763.00
3T
Inbee Park
69 - 69 - 71 - 72
281
-7
$106,763.00
6T
Peiyun Chien
74 - 71 - 67 - 70
282
-6
$58,342.00
6T
Lindy Duncan
70 - 68 - 74 - 70
282
-6
$58,342.00
6T
Lizette Salas
69 - 71 - 70 - 72
282
-6
$58,342.00
9
Daniela Iacobelli
73 - 68 - 70 - 72
283
-5
$44,891.00
10
Moriya Jutanugarn
72 - 68 - 72 - 72
284
-4
$40,856.00
11T
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
75 - 72 - 68 - 70
285
-3
$33,309.00
11T
Michelle Wie
72 - 73 - 69 - 71
285
-3
$33,309.00
11T
Eun-Hee Ji
69 - 72 - 73 - 71
285
-3
$33,309.00
11T
Cydney Clanton
74 - 69 - 70 - 72
285
-3
$33,309.00
11T
Ji Hyun Kim
71 - 70 - 71 - 73
285
-3
$33,309.00
16T
Mariajo Uribe
72 - 68 - 74 - 72
286
-2
$26,296.00
16T
Jeongeun Lee6
76 - 70 - 67 - 73
286
-2
$26,296.00
16T
Mo Martin
69 - 67 - 72 - 78
286
-2
$26,296.00
19T
Lydia Ko
76 - 71 - 70 - 70
287
-1
$22,799.00
19T
Sei Young Kim
74 - 69 - 74 - 70
287
-1
$22,799.00
19T
Haeji Kang
68 - 73 - 73 - 73
287
-1
$22,799.00
19T
Nasa Hataoka
72 - 69 - 68 - 78
287
-1
$22,799.00
23T
Kim Kaufman
70 - 75 - 73 - 70
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
Ashleigh Buhai
76 - 71 - 70 - 71
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
So Young Lee
73 - 74 - 70 - 71
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
Bronte Law
74 - 73 - 69 - 72
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
So Yeon Ryu
72 - 72 - 72 - 72
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
Ryann O'Toole
72 - 72 - 71 - 73
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
Brittany Altomare
75 - 71 - 68 - 74
288
E
$18,234.00
23T
Pernilla Lindberg
70 - 68 - 73 - 77
288
E
$18,234.00
31T
P.K. Kongkraphan
75 - 72 - 71 - 71
289
1
$13,770.00
31T
Lauren Kim
77 - 68 - 73 - 71
289
1
$13,770.00
31T
Christina Kim
74 - 68 - 75 - 72
289
1
$13,770.00
31T
Benyapa Niphatsophon
71 - 75 - 69 - 74
289
1
$13,770.00
31T
Jenny Shin
73 - 71 - 71 - 74
289
1
$13,770.00
31T
Jennifer Song
74 - 69 - 72 - 74
289
1
$13,770.00
37T
Sandra Changkija
74 - 73 - 72 - 71
290
2
$11,652.00
37T
Angela Stanford
75 - 70 - 71 - 74
290
2
$11,652.00
39T
Gaby Lopez
77 - 70 - 72 - 72
291
3
$10,088.00
39T
Rebecca Artis
73 - 73 - 73 - 72
291
3
$10,088.00
39T
Angel Yin
74 - 70 - 73 - 74
291
3
$10,088.00
39T
Amy Olson
74 - 73 - 69 - 75
291
3
$10,088.00
39T
Julieta Granada
69 - 76 - 67 - 79
291
3
$10,088.00
44T
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
75 - 71 - 75 - 71
292
4
$8,120.00
44T
Alena Sharp
69 - 78 - 73 - 72
292
4
$8,120.00
44T
Celine Boutier
74 - 71 - 75 - 72
292
4
$8,120.00
44T
Jeong Eun Lee
75 - 71 - 73 - 73
292
4
$8,120.00
44T
Cristie Kerr
71 - 75 - 72 - 74
292
4
$8,120.00
44T
Aditi Ashok
73 - 70 - 74 - 75
292
4
$8,120.00
50T
Allison Emrey
71 - 72 - 79 - 71
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Mariah Stackhouse
74 - 73 - 74 - 72
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
73 - 72 - 76 - 72
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Hannah Green
72 - 72 - 77 - 72
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Maria Torres
75 - 70 - 75 - 73
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Ayako Uehara
71 - 74 - 75 - 73
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Katherine Kirk
73 - 74 - 72 - 74
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Robynn Ree
72 - 74 - 72 - 75
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Minjee Lee
70 - 75 - 73 - 75
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Brittany Marchand
72 - 72 - 74 - 75
293
5
$6,053.00
50T
Hyo Joo Kim
74 - 71 - 72 - 76
293
5
$6,053.00
61T
Pornanong Phatlum
72 - 75 - 75 - 72
294
6
$4,842.00
61T
Sung Hyun Park
77 - 70 - 73 - 74
294
6
$4,842.00
61T
Kris Tamulis
71 - 74 - 75 - 74
294
6
$4,842.00
64T
Hee Young Park
74 - 73 - 72 - 76
295
7
$4,489.00
64T
Thidapa Suwannapura
73 - 74 - 71 - 77
295
7
$4,489.00
64T
Camilla Lennarth
73 - 70 - 75 - 77
295
7
$4,489.00
64T
Tiffany Joh
75 - 72 - 70 - 78
295
7
$4,489.00
68
Lee Lopez
75 - 72 - 76 - 74
297
9
$4,236.00
69
Katelyn Dambaugh
72 - 74 - 76 - 76
298
10
$4,136.00
70
Caroline Inglis
75 - 71 - 76 - 77
299
11
$4,036.00
71T
Dori Carter
75 - 70 - 80 - 75
300
12
$3,909.00
71T
Alexandra Newell
72 - 73 - 78 - 77
300
12
$3,909.00
71T
Chella Choi
73 - 72 - 74 - 81
300
12
$3,909.00
71T
Martina Edberg
68 - 74 - 76 - 82
300
12
$3,909.00
CUT
Min Lee
77 - 71
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
76 - 72
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Dottie Ardina
75 - 73
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Maddie McCrary
75 - 73
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
75 - 73
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Madeleine Sheils
75 - 73
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Paula Reto
74 - 74
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Luna Sobron
74 - 74
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Emma Talley
74 - 74
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
73 - 75
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
71 - 77
148
4
$0.00
CUT
Carlota Ciganda
77 - 72
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
76 - 73
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Vicky Hurst
76 - 73
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Brittany Lang
76 - 73
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
76 - 73
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
75 - 74
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Mina Harigae
74 - 75
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Beatriz Recari
74 - 75
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Danielle Kang
73 - 76
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Ilhee Lee
72 - 77
149
5
$0.00
CUT
Sophia Popov
82 - 68
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
79 - 71
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Laetitia Beck
77 - 73
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Harang Lee
77 - 73
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Su Oh
77 - 73
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Simin Feng
76 - 74
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Min Song Ha
76 - 74
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Nannette Hill
75 - 75
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Kelly Shon
75 - 75
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Kendall Dye
74 - 76
150
6
$0.00
CUT
Mel Reid
80 - 71
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Becky Morgan
79 - 72
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Jimin Kang
78 - 73
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Leticia Ras-Anderica
78 - 73
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Maria Hernandez
77 - 74
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
76 - 75
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
76 - 75
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
74 - 77
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Tiffany Chan
72 - 79
151
7
$0.00
CUT
Ally McDonald
81 - 71
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Perrine Delacour
78 - 74
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
77 - 75
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Jing Yan
77 - 75
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Alison Walshe
76 - 76
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Lauren Coughlin
75 - 77
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
75 - 77
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Katie Burnett
74 - 78
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Yu Liu
74 - 78
152
8
$0.00
CUT
Brianna Do
80 - 73
153
9
$0.00
CUT
Kassidy Teare
80 - 73
153
9
$0.00
CUT
Daniela Darquea
76 - 77
153
9
$0.00
CUT
Brittany Benvenuto
75 - 78
153
9
$0.00
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
81 - 73
154
10
$0.00
CUT
Amelia Lewis
81 - 73
154
10
$0.00
CUT
Celine Herbin
80 - 74
154
10
$0.00
CUT
Alison Lee
78 - 76
154
10
$0.00
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
77 - 77
154
10
$0.00
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
76 - 79
155
11
$0.00
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
81 - 75
156
12
$0.00
CUT
Jennifer Hahn
80 - 77
157
13
$0.00
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
79 - 78
157
13
$0.00
CUT
Jessy Tang
82 - 76
158
14
$0.00
CUT
Katherine Perry
78 - 80
158
14
$0.00
CUT
Erynne Lee
81 - 78
159
15
$0.00
CUT
Katelyn Sepmoree
78 - 81
159
15
$0.00
CUT
Samantha Troyanovich
82 - 78
160
16
$0.00
CUT
Beth Allen
79 - 82
161
17
$0.00
WDC
In Gee Chun
74
74
2
$0.00
WDC
Haru Nomura
79
79
7
$0.00



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