Evian Les Bains, France – Brock Henderson’s six-year wait for a second Grand Slam title is over.
The Canadian finished off a wild final round at the Evian Championships by rolling in an 8-foot flying kick on the 18th hole to win by one stroke on Sunday.
Henderson was drenched in champagne by her fellow players on the 18th green after round 71 that ended evenly in 17-under 267 and by Sophia Schubert, an LPGA rookie who was one of many to run in Henderson at the Evian Resort golf club.
Five players were tied for third place after another shot: Mao Saigo (64), Lydia Ko (66), Charlie Hall (67), Heo Joo Kim (67) and Carlota Seganda (68).
Henderson, who won the Women’s PGA Championship in 2016 at the age of 18, started the final round by two throws over So Yeon Ryu. Eliminated after the first hole thanks to a bird from Rio and a ghost from Henderson.
And so began a crazy final round of the year’s fourth Grand Prix, which featured four shots from Henderson and Rio, in which a spectator caught a ball dribbled into the rough ground and landed on her feet—and in one stage onto the back of a nine-seven-way tie for the lead.
In total, there were 13 captain changes, with Henderson only getting out of it — briefly — when Schubert (68) made a 12th jumper to move up to 15 under.
Henderson kept herself and managed to keep up with Schubert with the sparrows at No. 14 and 15. The pair tied for the lead after reaching 18th, with Schubert playing in the group ahead of Henderson.
Schubert’s shot to fly Schubert to rest an inch from the cup came right after Henderson got a wild hook off the tee, only for the ball to bounce off the trees and back out.
Henderson lay down, and sent a third shot from 107 yards to 8 feet. The jumper never seemed to be missing, and Henderson flexed her knees as the ball fell into the cup.
She was a major winner again.
#Brock #Henderson #wins #Sundays #Amundi #Evian #Championship #win