Brooke Henderson chased Jessica Korda and Jin Young Ko, shot 4:67 and scored a one-shot win at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open. Here you will find everything you need to know:
Ranking list: Brooke Henderson (-16), Jessica Korda (-15), Hannah Green (-14), Jin Young Ko (-14), So Yeon Ryu (- 12), Angela Stanford (-12)
How it happened: The final on Saturday at Wilshire Country Club was a duel between Korda and Ko in the last group, but the outstanding pair played the first 12 holes in 4 only one birdie as Henderson, the third player. That final three, which started the fourth day without a lead, shot up the rankings. Henderson pounded the 11th hole, her fourth birdie of the day, to take her first lead, and one hole later doubled that lead by jumping in on the 12th par 3. She parried two of her next three holes – both par-5s – but a birdie in 14th provided some cushion which helped Henderson bogeye the 17th before par up and down behind the green at par drew par-3 finishing hole. After Korda made the final birdie, Henderson had to sink a 2-footer to avoid a playoff, which she did.
What it means: Henderson entered the double-digit winning club on Saturday, securing 10th place LPGA title of her career and the first since 2019. Henderson’s win links the current number 6 in the world with Ariya Jutanugarn, Paula Creamer and Shanshan Feng in eighth place on LPGA’s active winners list. Henderson has had at least one win in six of the last seven seasons, with 2020 being the only year in that period that she hasn’t won.
Rounds of the day: Several players shot 5-66 on Saturday, including Hannah Green who finished the tournament second. Jeongeun Lee6, Mel Reid, Esther Lee and Alison Lee also closed their weeks in the year 66.
Biggest disappointment: We pass this on to both Ko and Korda, who each coughed up several shots and couldn’t stop Henderson from Blow past them and grab the trophy. Both players shot 72.
Winner quote: « I think when I get older I get more nervous. … I’m just very happy with how everything turned out. It’s nice to win and regaining some confidence « – Henderson
BY Brentley Romine
FROM Golf Channel Digital
BY Rex Hoggard
Jessica Korda made a series of big momentum shifts at the historic Wilshire Country Club on Friday to stay ahead of the Hugel Air Premia LA Open.
Has any player ever left the pitch after hitting one had a good result and thought he couldn’t have gone any deeper?
Jessica Korda screwed three of her last four holes in the opening round to take the lead at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open.
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