Meijer LPGA Classic R4

Brooke Henderson breaks record for Canadian Tour victories

June 13-16
Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Brooke Henderson has won her ninth title at the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday and broke the Canadian record for tour victories.


After leading wire-to-wire for her second victory in three years at Blythefield Country Club, she closed with a 2-under 70 in chilly conditions to hold off Lexi Thompson, Nasa Hataoka, Su Oh and Brittany Altomare by a stroke.

Brooke Henderson has one coach in her life – her father Dave Henderson, who has been his daughter’s golf instructor her entire life. She was beyond thrilled to celebrate her ninth LPGA Tour victory with her dad this Father’s Day, as well as with her mother Darlene and sister/caddie Brittany.

“He’s my coach and he’s always helped both Brit and I to get better and to improve,” said Henderson. “Before the tournament starts, we’re always talking through strategy, practice rounds, trying to make good decisions and hit the ball in the right places.


As the tournament goes on, we talk about the pin sheets before the rounds, try to get a good strategy again. If we make mistakes out there, he’s just trying to correct them so we don’t make them again.

So we owe a lot to him and we’re happy when he’s able to join us at tournaments. Both mom and dad are here today and this is my third win on Father’s Day; won Symetra and then two on the LPGA Tour, which is really cool. It’s just fun to be able to celebrate and get a win, especially on a special day.”

Su Oh goes low to stay in contention

Su Oh tied her career-lowest round on Saturday with a round of 64 that featured nine birdies against a lone bogey. On Sunday, the 23-year-old from Australia returned a bogey-free 66 to finish in a four-way tie for second place, one stroke shy of winner Brooke Henderson.

Read next

Interview with Jason A. Straka

19th Hole
By GT Editor

“With how Brooke played like the first two rounds, you can go low,” said Oh, who shot her lowest round of the 2019 season on Sunday. “So I told myself to go low, but because I was so far behind, I had to go low to be in contention. Luckily, the greens were soft enough that I could be quite aggressive to straight at pins. It wasn’t running too much. But yeah, I mean, I tried my best and I don’t know what the situation is out there, but I think I’m going to fall a little short.”

Oh made five birdies on the front nine and made six straight pars before making her final birdie on No. 16, coming up just short of her first career victory. 

“I felt like on the back nine my putts just, you know, probably the nerves and just got some reads wrong, but holed a bomb on 16,” said Oh, who made her birdie putt on No. 16 from 60 feet. “That was like the first time I like hit it and I just got goosebumps all down my body.”


Thompson again eagles No. 18

Lexi Thompson was six strokes behind the lead after a birdie and two bogeys before making the turn on Sunday at Blythefield Country Club, dealing with a pesky muscle spam on the front nine that she just couldn’t shake.

“I hate to make excuses, but I’ve never had my shoulder spasm like that,” said the 11-time LPGA champion.
“I’ve always had it go away sometimes when I do get spasms like that, but it just kept on going. I mean, over putts and your arm’s like shaking, it’s kind of hard, but it is what it is. I didn’t know how to deal with it. I’m not blaming it, but it also didn’t help.” 

Thompson turned it around with four birdies on No. 10, 12, 13 and 15, closing in on the lead. After a misstep on No. 17, Thompson eagled the tournament’s final hole of the week for the second consecutive week. Last week, Thompson captured the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer with a closing eagle.

“I had about 197 into the last hole and a little into the wind, so it’s a perfect number for a full 4-iron. So I just committed to it, aimed a few yards right and just tried to hit a hold-off shot,” said Thompson. “I hit two great shots on that final hole and it was a putt that I liked the looks of, so I was like, ‘Just make it, just get it to the hole,’ and it went in.”



Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Brooke M. Henderson
64 – 64 – 69 – 70
267
-21
$300,000
T2
Nasa Hataoka
68 – 68 – 67 – 65
268
-20
$123,864
T2
Su Oh
69 – 69 – 64 – 66
268
-20
$123,864
T2
Lexi Thompson
70 – 68 – 62 – 68
268
-20
$123,864
T2
Brittany Altomare
66 – 65 – 69 – 68
268
-20
$123,864
6
Morgan Pressel
67 – 70 – 65 – 70
272
-16
$66,866
T7
Nelly Korda
68 – 69 – 69 – 67
273
-15
$52,503
T7
Annie Park
69 – 65 – 65 – 74
273
-15
$52,503
T9
Shanshan Feng
68 – 70 – 70 – 67
275
-13
$35,393
T9
Kristen Gillman
71 – 70 – 66 – 68
275
-13
$35,393
T9
So Yeon Ryu
69 – 68 – 70 – 68
275
-13
$35,393
T9
Danielle Kang
69 – 68 – 68 – 70
275
-13
$35,393
T9
Moriya Jutanugarn
69 – 67 – 69 – 70
275
-13
$35,393
T9
Alena Sharp
67 – 72 – 64 – 72
275
-13
$35,393
T9
Madelene Sagstrom
67 – 70 – 65 – 73
275
-13
$35,393
T16
Jessica Korda
76 – 67 – 67 – 66
276
-12
$23,860
T16
Inbee Park
70 – 70 – 67 – 69
276
-12
$23,860
T16
Lydia Ko
72 – 67 – 68 – 69
276
-12
$23,860
T16
Sakura Yokomine
69 – 70 – 68 – 69
276
-12
$23,860
T16
Minjee Lee
71 – 69 – 66 – 70
276
-12
$23,860
T16
Mariah Stackhouse
70 – 69 – 67 – 70
276
-12
$23,860
T16
Lauren Stephenson
69 – 70 – 66 – 71
276
-12
$23,860
T23
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
68 – 73 – 70 – 66
277
-11
$18,242
T23
Azahara Munoz
72 – 70 – 68 – 67
277
-11
$18,242
T23
Jin Young Ko
68 – 69 – 70 – 70
277
-11
$18,242
T23
Angela Stanford
68 – 68 – 71 – 70
277
-11
$18,242
T23
In Gee Chun
70 – 70 – 66 – 71
277
-11
$18,242
T23
Megan Khang
70 – 66 – 70 – 71
277
-11
$18,242
T23
Jennifer Kupcho
67 – 67 – 67 – 76
277
-11
$18,242
T30
Katherine Kirk
72 – 68 – 70 – 68
278
-10
$14,958
T30
Gemma Dryburgh
73 – 64 – 70 – 71
278
-10
$14,958
T30
Chella Choi
70 – 68 – 67 – 73
278
-10
$14,958
T33
Brianna Do
70 – 72 – 71 – 66
279
-9
$13,208
T33
Jeongeun Lee6
70 – 70 – 72 – 67
279
-9
$13,208
T33
Sarah Burnham
68 – 72 – 69 – 70
279
-9
$13,208
T36
Dani Holmqvist
75 – 68 – 70 – 67
280
-8
$11,689
T36
Jenny Shin
66 – 73 – 72 – 69
280
-8
$11,689
T36
Aditi Ashok
71 – 65 – 74 – 70
280
-8
$11,689
T39
Caroline Masson
70 – 70 – 72 – 69
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Mi Jung Hur
73 – 70 – 68 – 70
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Mel Reid
70 – 73 – 68 – 70
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Caroline Hedwall
72 – 70 – 69 – 70
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Pajaree Anannarukarn
68 – 69 – 74 – 70
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Muni He
71 – 72 – 66 – 72
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Sung Hyun Park
68 – 70 – 71 – 72
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Mina Harigae
68 – 72 – 68 – 73
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Celine Boutier
69 – 70 – 69 – 73
281
-7
$9,014
T39
Maria Torres
69 – 69 – 70 – 73
281
-7
$9,014
T49
Mi Hyang Lee
72 – 69 – 72 – 69
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Kendall Dye
67 – 72 – 74 – 69
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Lizette Salas
68 – 74 – 70 – 70
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Laetitia Beck
73 – 70 – 68 – 71
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Clariss Guce
70 – 69 – 71 – 72
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Haeji Kang
69 – 74 – 66 – 73
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Sarah Schmelzel
72 – 69 – 68 – 73
282
-6
$6,451
T49
Xiyu Lin
68 – 70 – 71 – 73
282
-6
$6,451
T57
Jeong Eun Lee
67 – 74 – 72 – 70
283
-5
$5,250
T57
Elizabeth Szokol
71 – 71 – 70 – 71
283
-5
$5,250
T57
Ashleigh Buhai
65 – 76 – 71 – 71
283
-5
$5,250
T57
Lee Lopez
68 – 74 – 68 – 73
283
-5
$5,250
T61
Jennifer Song
68 – 75 – 70 – 71
284
-4
$4,706
T61
Katherine Perry
66 – 71 – 76 – 71
284
-4
$4,706
T61
Gerina Piller
71 – 70 – 71 – 72
284
-4
$4,706
T61
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
71 – 69 – 72 – 72
284
-4
$4,706
T65
Jing Yan
73 – 68 – 74 – 70
285
-3
$4,259
T65
Karine Icher
70 – 69 – 75 – 71
285
-3
$4,259
T65
Youngin Chun
68 – 75 – 70 – 72
285
-3
$4,259
T65
Jenny Haglund
71 – 71 – 70 – 73
285
-3
$4,259
T65
Karen Chung
69 – 70 – 72 – 74
285
-3
$4,259
T70
Jaclyn Lee
71 – 71 – 73 – 71
286
-2
$3,888
T70
Isi Gabsa
72 – 71 – 71 – 72
286
-2
$3,888
T70
Kris Tamulis
71 – 70 – 73 – 72
286
-2
$3,888
T70
Brittany Lang
71 – 72 – 70 – 73
286
-2
$3,888
T74
Marissa Steen
71 – 71 – 75 – 70
287
-1
$3,672
T74
Hee Young Park
68 – 72 – 77 – 70
287
-1
$3,672
T74
Kristy McPherson
69 – 73 – 74 – 71
287
-1
$3,672
T74
Cristie Kerr
70 – 71 – 75 – 71
287
-1
$3,672
T74
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
69 – 72 – 72 – 74
287
-1
$3,672
T79
Alana Uriell
69 – 73 – 77 – 69
288
E
$3,510
T79
Lindy Duncan
70 – 73 – 72 – 73
288
E
$3,510
81
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
72 – 71 – 74 – 72
289
1
$3,443
82
Louise Ridderstrom
67 – 74 – 76 – 74
291
3
$3,399
CUT
Dottie Ardina
74 – 70
E
$0
CUT
Ruixin Liu
73 – 71
E
$0
CUT
Daniela Darquea
72 – 72
E
$0
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
72 – 72
E
$0
CUT
Yu Liu
72 – 72
E
$0
CUT
Stephanie Meadow
72 – 72
E
$0
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
71 – 73
E
$0
CUT
Ally Geer-Park (a)
71 – 73
E
$0
CUT
Sarah Kemp
71 – 73
E
$0
CUT
Mirim Lee
71 – 73
E
$0
CUT
Klara Spilkova
71 – 73
E
$0
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
70 – 74
E
$0
CUT
Celine Herbin
70 – 74
E
$0
CUT
Pavarisa Yoktuan
70 – 74
E
$0
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
67 – 77
E
$0
CUT
Brittany Marchand
76 – 69
1
$0
CUT
Aneka Seumanutafa (a)
74 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Dori Carter
73 – 72
1
$0
CUT
Jasmine Suwannapura
73 – 72
1
$0
CUT
Peiyun Chien
72 – 73
1
$0
CUT
Christina Kim
72 – 73
1
$0
CUT
Gaby Lopez
72 – 73
1
$0
CUT
Alison Lee
70 – 75
1
$0
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
70 – 75
1
$0
CUT
Sophia Popov
75 – 71
2
$0
CUT
Luna Sobron
74 – 72
2
$0
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
73 – 73
2
$0
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
71 – 75
2
$0
CUT
Hannah Green
70 – 76
2
$0
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
70 – 76
2
$0
CUT
Joanna Klatten
69 – 77
2
$0
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
69 – 77
2
$0
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
78 – 69
3
$0
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
74 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Linnea Strom
74 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Tiffany Joh
73 – 74
3
$0
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
72 – 75
3
$0
CUT
Sandra Gal
72 – 75
3
$0
CUT
Becca Huffer
71 – 76
3
$0
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
75 – 73
4
$0
CUT
Anne van Dam
74 – 74
4
$0
CUT
Emily Pedersen
73 – 75
4
$0
CUT
Maddie McCrary
76 – 73
5
$0
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
75 – 74
5
$0
CUT
Laura Diaz
73 – 76
5
$0
CUT
Jimin Kang
73 – 76
5
$0
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
80 – 70
6
$0
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
77 – 73
6
$0
CUT
Stephanie Lau (a)
76 – 74
6
$0
CUT
Gabrielle Shipley
73 – 77
6
$0
CUT
Robyn Choi
78 – 73
7
$0
CUT
Kim Kaufman
74 – 77
7
$0
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
72 – 79
7
$0
CUT
Tiffany Chan
78 – 74
8
$0
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
78 – 74
8
$0
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
77 – 75
8
$0
CUT
Lori Beth Adams
72 – 80
8
$0
CUT
Lauren Kim
73 – 80
9
$0
CUT
Louise Stahle
78 – 77
11
$0
CUT
Laura Davies
77 – 78
11
$0
CUT
Selena Costabile
76 – 80
12
$0
WD
Haru Nomura
71
$0
Share this article