Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead

Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead

Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead

Brooke M. Henderson won Meijer LPGA Classic 2017 today (Sunday, June 18) in MI.

Lexi Thompson shot a 64 on the Blythefield layout reduced to a par of 69 because of flooding, giving her a one-stroke lead. 7 and 8 and then adding one more birdie at No. 11. I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which is kind of a change from the last few weeks.

"Two bogeys to finish, but that just gives me a little more motivation going into tomorrow", said Henderson.

"That putt on 16 was really huge, especially now looking back", she said after her victory. "I practiced that shot in the practice rounds and it jumped forward on the first bounce there and I don't think I got that today".

Henderson had seven birdies and three bogeys in the second round to reach 12-under 130 at Blythefield. "I played great. It felt like boring golf but it was good, boring golf". "A lot of things I learned about this week and it is always fun to play solid and have a chance to get close to the lead and be on the leaderboard", she explained.

It was the second consecutive year that Thompson led or shared the lead after Saturday and dealt with a string of bogeys on Sunday to take her out of the picture. "I was looking at birdie on nearly every hole, which was nice". "The wind just started blowing and it was just interesting".

In a three-way tie for third at 266 were Su Oh, Madelene Sagstrom and Moriya Jutanugarn. Thompson had a 69.

A three-times victor on the LPGA Tour, Henderson has recorded just one top-five finish this season.

There had also been concern about Henderson consolidating her team around her to just her sister and father, since she had stopped working with her previous co-coach, Tristan Mulhally, her instructor since playing for Golf Canada's national amateur team. Her next tournament will be KPMG PGA Championship, where shell look to defend her title from last season.

"I knew where I stood with four holes to go", Thompson said. “Hopefully I can go there to Olympia Fields and defend the championship that really defined my career past year.”.