NewsAlert: Canadian teen Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic

Canada's Brooke Henderson poses with the trophy after winning the Meijer LPGA Classic golf tournament at Blythefield Country Club

NewsAlert: Canadian teen Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke Henderson made it a special Fathers Day.

Teenager Brooke Henderson carded a closing 66 to capture the fourth LPGA Tour title of her career at the Meijer Classic in MI.

"It was just like the ideal day", the Smiths Falls, Ont., native said.

"I did that and I had an advantage over the rest of the field all four days". So, unfortunately, its a tough hole and I just came away with bogey, which is not really what I was looking for.”.

American Lexi Thompson, who is seeking to rebound from a play-off loss last week, fired a five-under 64 to grab a slim lead after a rain-hit third round at the Meijer Classic on Saturday. "It's cool to be able to make those putts under pressure", Henderson told Golf channel after sinking a three-foot par putt at the last to finish at 17-under 263.

Henderson, meanwhile, will look to win just her third major title after winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and the Cambia Portland Classic a year ago.

But she hadnt won an LPGA tournament since, a winless drought that spanned almost a year before breaking it Sunday.

I was kind of surprised when I looked at the leaderboard and I had a two-shot lead on the 18 green. "Super happy and I'm just glad it's done and I finally have my fourth win".

Oh moved into potential contention for the title when she birdied six of her opening 12 holes before a bogey at the 14th slowed the momentum. 7 and 8 and then adding one more birdie at No. 11.

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

"I've been focusing on staying positive and making sure I do my routine on every shot and making sure I'm fully relaxed over my shots and in between shots", Thompson, an eight-time LPGA Tour victor, told Golf Channel. "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.

"This morning, (my Dad) said, 'Do it for me, ' so this is definitely for him", Henderson said. “I didnt roll the putter that well today. It is what it is. "I'm just excited. It was a good week for me here past year so I have great memories". “The wind just started blowing and it was just interesting.

Moriya Jutanugarn, Ariya Jutanugarn's older sister, is fifth at nine under after a 66.

Lydia Ko has finished in a tie for 10th place in her first tournament back on the LPGA Tour after a three week absence. Jutanugarn's last two victories have been in Canada.

Henderson said she'll be taking the next week off after playing in a charity event Monday in Rhode Island.

"I knew where I stood with four holes to go", Thompson said.

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