Brooke Henderson is back in the LPGA winner’s circle.
The 20-year-old Canadian captured the Lotte Championship in Hawaii on Saturday and now has six LPGA wins in just four seasons on tour as the 20-year-old star continues her journey to become her nation’s most decorated female golfer.
Sandra Post holds that spot for the time being with just eight wins, a number Henderson should eclipse in the not-to-distant future.
Henderson bounced back from a third-round 73 with a closing 69 to go with a 68 and 66 the first two days and beat Azahara Munoz by four shots and was five better than the high-profile trio of world No. 1 Shanshan Feng, Inbee Park and Ariya Jutanugarn.
It was Henderson’s first win this season and she had a special dedication for her victory.
She dedicated the win to the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey league team that suffered the horrific bus accident that claimed 16 lives in Canada.
Windy conditions in the final round made it a tough task for the field.
“The wind conditions were incredible and I think Brit (her caddie) and I did a great job,” said Henderson. “My sixth win on Tour continues to be a dream come true. Watching Pernilla (Lindberg) 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.”