Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke Henderson Wins.

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Brooke Henderson from Canada wins the Meijer LPGA Classic by one shot  at Blythefield Country Club with -2 under par 70 final round, and a tournament total of -21 under par.

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Brooke carded -2 under 70 to win the Meijer LPGA Classic title by one stroke at -21 under, breaking a tie with Sandra Post for the Canadian win record on the LPGA Tour, and on Fathers day when he was looking on;

“That’s really cool, earlier this year to get my eighth win and to tie that record was a huge deal for me.”

“To now to kind of breakthrough that is awesome. I’m just really excited for the rest of the summer and hopefully many more wins in the future.”

“It’s really special, I’m so happy that both my mom and my dad can be out here to watch my sister and I win this. It’s always special when they’re here, especially on Father’s Day.”

“When I was walking up here I thought maybe I would have to birdie or eagle this hole to get the job done, but when I looked at the scoreboard I was sort of shocked that all I needed to do was three-putt and par.”

“I’m really grateful about that because I was shaking pretty bad on those last couple putts.”

Four ladies tied in second place at -20 under, Nasa Hataoka, Japan, a flying -7 under 65 final round, Sue Oh, Australia, -6 under 66 today, and from the USA, Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare, both with -4 under 68 last rounds.

Lexi did not have her A Game today;

“Unfortunately, I didn’t hit it that great today, but I made some really good putts on my second nine.”

“I had a little bit of a muscle spasm in my shoulder all day, but it is what it is, you can’t control that. So, overall great week.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke In Control.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada is in control of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club, taking a two stroke advantage into the final round tomorrow.

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Brooke carded -3 under par 69 in the third round to top the Meijer LPGA Classic by two shots at -19 under par, she was also the 2017 winner on this course;

“Of course, that’s in the back of your mind, but it’s long from over.”

“There’s so many great players close to the top of the leaderboard. And this course, you know there’s a lot of birdies out there, so it’s going to take a low score.”

“So, hopefully, I can just continue to hit good shots and give myself a chance for the win.”

“I kind of found it hard to find my rhythm during the middle part of the round, so I kind of got started batting third and that’s never a good sign.”

“But to come back with three birdies at the end there makes the round feel a little bit better.”

Annie Park, USA, has second place at -17 under with a -7 under 65 third round;

“Overall, it’s been good with shots, short game, putting.”

“Hopefully, I can keep that momentum going on for tomorrow. .”

“I can’t wait.”

Tied in third position are Brittany Altomare, -3 under 69 today, and a hard charging Lexi Thompson with a marvelous -10 under 62, which included two bogey’s, both ladies from the USA.

Lexi, the 2015 winner, made Eagle on the 18th;

“It helped to have a really good number, let alone a short number.”

 “But you have to take advantage of it.”

“There’s a lot of birdie holes out there and a lot of opportunities, so you just have to take advantage of them.”

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Brooke Breaks Clear.

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Brooke Henderson of Canada has carded back to back rounds of -8 under par 64 at Blythefield Country Club to top the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard at -16 under, giving her a three shot advantage over the field. The second round was then suspended due to bad light.

Brooke on her way to a second 64 / getty

Brooke has a -16 under total for her two rounds, finishing the first at -8 under this morning, and then continuing on to record another -8 under 64 in the second round, breaking the tournament 36 hole record she set in 2017, by two strokes;

“I was able to carry it on early this morning.”

“Then I had lunch and came right back and played another 18.”

“I just felt really confident today with my ball-striking, which is awesome, and I rolled in a few putts, too.”

“With these soft conditions you can take it pretty much right at it, which I’ve been doing.”

“To shoot scores like that you have to have everything kind of working for you and you have to get some breaks along the way, too, which I did.”

“I think playing well last night, finishing off with a hole-in-one before going to sleep was really exciting for me, and I was just able to back it up this morning, which is cool.”

Sitting in second place is Brittany Altomare,USA, with a second round -7 under 65 to post -13 under for the tournament;

Brittany said it was a long day;

“It was long, but we made the best of it.”

“I’ve been struggling this year with my putting, which is normally my strong suit, and today and yesterday, I guess last night into today, it just kind of all clicked.”

Jennifer Kupcho, USA, has third place to herself at -10 under, carding another -5 under 67 round.

Another shot back at -9 under is Annie Park, who is at -6 under in her second round with one more hole to play.

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Meijer LPGA Classic. Two at the Top in Rain Delayed 1st Round.

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Two ladies are  tied at the top of the 7 hour rain delayed first round,  of the Meijer LPGA Classic, Katherine Perry, USA,  and Jenny Shin from South Korea share the honor at Blythefield Country Club.

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Jenny and Katherine both had completed first rounds of -6 under par 66, to top the rain delayed, and then suspended first round of the Meijer LPGA Classic.

Jenny took advantage of the par fives;

“I had a few close shots, within three feet, and then made a few putts.”

 “The par fives are reachable here so I took advantage of that. Made a few birdies coming in.”

Katherine said it was a weird experience;

“It was a weird day, there was a lot going on from the beginning, just  waking up at 5 am, hanging out, going back and napping, but it turned out to be beautiful out here.”

“My swing was on, putting stroke was on from the start, so it was a great day.”

Mariajo Uribe of Colombia had a hole in one, on the par three 15th on her way to claiming third place at -5 under par.

Brooke Henderson of Canada also carded a hole in one, also the 15th, and is in the big group at -4 under par, but has only played six first round holes.

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ShopRite LPGA Classic. Lexi Thompson Wins.

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Lexi Thompson, USA, wins the ShopRite LPGA Classic, making a 20ft Eagle putt on the 18th to seal her victory at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf ClubBay Course.

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Lexi carded a final round -4 under 67 to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic with a -12 under par total, that Eagle giving her a one shot victory;

“I got chills, like my hair on my arms was like sticking up once I made that putt.”

“I had 190 to the front, 200 pin, and it’s crazy to think about all the numbers that we were thinking about, but we were like, land it 30 yards short, so 160, and then with a jumper lie and then the wind I ended up hitting a pitching wedge, which is my 135 club, from 190.”

“Ended up, I guess, landing 50 yards short and rolling up there.”

Last weeks winner Jeongeun Lee6, South Korea,  had to settle for second place at -11 under par after her last round -1 under 70, sadly carding three consecutive bogey’s on the back nine.

Ally McDonald from the USA claimed third place with a final round -1 under 70, and    a score of -9 under for the tournament.

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ShopRite LPGA Classic. Jeongeun Lee6 Leads.

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Last weeks LPGA winner Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea leads the ShopRite LPGA Classic after two rounds at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, the Bay Course.

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Jeongeun posted a second round -2 under 69 to lead the ShopRite LPGA Classic by one shot, and will enter Sunday’s final third round for the $262,500 first-prize check hoping to become only the fifth lady in LPGA history to win the Women’s Open and the following tournament in consecutive weeks.

Mariah Stackhouse, USA, carded -4 under 67 to take second place with a -9 under total, she has recovered from a bout of poor putting recently;

“Putting has been the issue, and right now it’s not an issue.”

“I’ve been hitting the ball well for at least the last two months or so, which has been extremely frustrating because I’ve given myself plenty of opportunity and haven’t gotten barely a putt to fall.”

“I feel like my score cards for the last few competitions, I might have two or three birdies a round, sometimes none at all, and you just can’t do that.”

“So I think that my switch with putting and trying to go into this a little freer this week, instant turnaround, and now, look, my solid ball-striking is finally for a purpose.”

Three ladies are tied in third position with -8 under totals, Ally McDonald, – 4 under 67 today, and Lexi Thompson, -3 under 68,  which included a four-putt, both ladies from the USA, are joined by  Nanna Koerstz Madsen from Denmark, who carded -3 under 68.

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ShopRite LPGA Classic. Two Ladies at the Top.

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There are two ladies tied at the top of the  ShopRite LPGA Classic leaderboard after the 1st round at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, the Bay Course. Last weeks winner Jeongeun Lee6, South Korea is tied with Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand.

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Both ladies shot first round ShopRite LPGA Classic totals of -8 under par 63, to lead the tournament by one stroke.

Jeongeun is playing in the same relaxed style as last week;

“I felt pretty relaxed on the course, I didn’t feel nervous. I think I did pretty good.”

“I played it just like how I played it last week.”

“This tournament is only three rounds and so I got a couple of days off for me.”

“Then I’ve been balancing myself to make my physical and mental condition be stable. So I’ve just been working on that.”

“And then also the weather was better than last week’s weather.”

Pornanong has gained some confidence from her performance last week;

“I feel like I got more confident after last week.”

“I tried to be playing my game and not put pressure on myself, so it makes me more relaxed on the course, with more good results.”

Lexi Thompson, USA, bogey free -7 under 64, shares third place with rookies Kristen Gillman, USA, and Muni He of China, both ladies also went round bogey free.

Lexi also took time out to recuperate from last weeks match;

Last week was tough, it’s so intense and such a long week. It’s very draining.”

“Coming here I took two days off and then I just practiced Wednesday and played my 18-hole Pro-Am round.”

“It’s working out for me so far.”

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