Brooke Henderson finished a shot ahead of LPGA Tour rookie Sophia Schubert after battling it out at 71, with England’s Charley Hull and Carlota Ciganda in the big group third after an incredible final day.
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Brooke Henderson made it through to the final round of the roller coaster for a dramatic win and second major title after a thrilling finish at the Amundi Evian Championship.
Henderson rolled in a 10-foot birdie on her last hole to win at par 71 and finish Sophia Schubert’s shot, in a day where at least 10 players challenged for the big win. .
England’s Charley Hull finished two strokes back to thirds as she threatened to win a major maiden title, with Carlota Ciganda, Lydia Ko, Hyo Joo Kim and Mao Saigo of Japan also finishing week ends on the 15th below.
“It was definitely an exciting day,” said Henderson. Not the day I wanted but I’m still patient. It is said that the major will win on Sunday nine back so I keep that in mind. I’m thrilled to have my second big win. “
Henderson saw the lead in her two overnight shots disappear with a donkey at first, as So Yeon Ryu rolled in a 15-foot birdie to briefly move along with with tied for the lead but then followed a drop on the third inning with a double at par-5/5.
Nelly Korda quickly leaped forward as she darted out of the bunker to move up to ninth and move down to 14th, while Henderson double bogey in sixth but edged past par-five to temporarily out take the lead.
The lead overnight bogey for the 11th time to allow Schubert – who started the last day behind four – into the solo lead with head-to-head birdies, only allowing Henderson to birdie his 14th par-third to move into round four tied for the lead.
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Henderson and Schubert took advantage of the next par 5 to drop to 16 and then both made the analysis on the next two holes, as Sei Young Kim’s hopes ended with a penultimate two-hole bogey.
Schubert had to tackle one final game after missing her 10-foot birdie attempt, as Henderson recovered from finding a tree off the tee to land a superb birdie-four to win the game. Second win of the season.
Hull started six long shots but mixed eight birdies with four bogeys to take the lead on the final day, while fellow Georgia Hall shared eighth with the likes of Jin Young Ko and Nelly Korda later at the end of birdie-Eagle saw her sign up to the finalist 65.
“I’ve had a pretty good start to the season,” Hull said. “There’s been quite a bit of controversy. I’ve played a few LET events, am in contention there. Yeah, it just feels good to be in Scotland and England. [AIG Women’s Open]. Back to the dispute, especially in a major. “
The LPGA Tour season will head to Scotland next week for the Trust Golf Women’s Scotland Open, before the AIG Women’s Open – the final female lead of the season runs from August 4-7. Both events will be live. on Sky Sports Golf.