Brooke Henderson storms to four-shot win at Lotte Championship

Brooke Henderson storms to four-shot win at Lotte Championship

Her second-round three-over-par 75 followed her opening 70 to leave her one over and in a share of 32 place.

For the final two days of the Lotte Championship, it was pretty clear that the only player who could beat Brooke Henderson was Brooke Henderson.

Mo Martin, the 2014 Women's British Open champion, was two back after a 67.

"Watching Pernilla Lindberg win her first major two weeks ago now, it was actually a lot of motivation and it really inspired me", Henderson described.

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Green, also 21, has carded two even-par rounds of 72 to again be leading Aussie, in fact projecting into the top 26 in the season-long Race to the CME Globe standings. The Smiths Falls, Ont., native was too talented, and she had some very important people to play for, dedicating her victory to the people involved in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash in Saskatchewan.

Queenslander Katherine Kirk cut things tight with a late bogey, but her second-round 74 proved just enough to advance to the closing rounds on the cut number at three over.

The 20-year-old had a topsy turvy day, adding four birdies but also three bogeys and a nasty double-bogey at the short 16th following a four-putt, which significantly impacted her lead.

Henderon shot a three-under 69 Saturday to extend her lead to four strokes.

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"I've been kind of struggling with my putting all year", Henderson admitted. But since Feng Shanshan, the current No. 1, finished tied for third at 7 under par, she will maintain the spot.

Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., shot 72 and Hamilton's Alena Sharp shot 78.

Ji Eun-hee was the second-best finisher among Korean golfers at the Lotte Championships, finishing tied for 11th at 3 under par along with KLPGA Tour golfer Kim Ji-hyun who played under invitation.

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