Brooke Henderson of Canada bounces back for a big four shot win at the LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii.
Brooke & Trophy
Brooke carded a final round -3 under par 69 to won the LOTTE Championship by four shots at -12 under par, making some good putts on the way in;
“The wind conditions were incredible and I think Brit and I did a great job.”
“My sixth win on Tour continues to be a dream come true.”
“Watching Pernilla win a major was a lot of motivation. She showed a lot of grit and I thought ‘I could do that too’ so I owe a lot to her.”
“Fortunately I was able to overcome the shaky putting at times. I just tried to be calm and relaxed and made a couple really nice putts coming in.”
Azahara Munoz, Spain, was in second place on her own at -8 under par, a good last round of -5 under 67 elevating her up the leaderboard;
“I’m hitting the ball the best I could remember.”
“I think I’m back to 2014 when I last contended, but I have gone through quite a few health issues.”
“I’m playing really well right now so I’m quite excited to see that.”
Tied in third place, all at -7 under were, Inbee Park, South Korea, a sad last round of even par 72 today, a decent round would have put her at #1 in the World. Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, -3 under 69, and still World #1 Shanshan Feng of China, with her final round -1 under 71.
Shanshan played well using her A game, but does not think about the number one ranking;
“Even though I didn’t win, I brought out my A-game and I’m happy with that.”
“I don’t really think about the No. 1 ranking. Even if I lose it, I know I can get it back with good play.”