Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson roars back to win Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead

Michelle Wie continues to trend upward in Michigan

"It's actually probably a little bit easier going into Sunday being one shot back", Henderson said. "I feel my game is in a really good place". "Hopefully I'll keep doing that". The Canadian led after each of the first two rounds, shooting 63-67 at a par of 71, and had a 67 on Saturday to drop a stroke behind Thompson. The par 5 No. 5 hole was converted to a par 3 due to flooding.

"Oh, it always helps", Thompson said. "I knew I was hitting it well on the front nine, I just wasn't making the birdies".

With three birdies against one bogey, Aditi, is just two shots away from a possible Top-10 finish.

Her only bogey was on the par-4 seventh. "Even on a missed shot, (it) still gets to the green and it's just made a big difference".

At Rancho Mirage in early April, Thompson was given the four-shot penalty with six holes to play in the final round.

She said Thursday's round is a confidence booster.


A three-times victor on the LPGA Tour, Henderson has recorded just one top-five finish this season. I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which is kind of a change from the last few weeks. He made three birdies and an eagle in his round Friday.

"I've been playing good", the Spanish player said. "Obviously, all the par 3s, that helps. I was looking at birdie on nearly every hole, which was nice". "Never really in trouble except on 10, I missed the drive left, but that was really the only thing".

"After the third one, I'm like, oh, here we go, when am I going to make my first par?"

Lurking behind the front-runners are Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea, who trails by three, and a group that includes Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko of Australia.

New Zealand's Lydio Ko finished the tournament in a tie for tenth after a final round one-under 68 while Australia's Sarah Jane Smith finished in a tie for 37th. The top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn's younger sister, was 9 under after a 64.

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