Canadian Brooke M. Henderson won the Shoprite Classic in overtime on Sunday in New Jersey.
Therefore, he obtains the eleventh title of his career on the LPGA Tour. It is also the first victory for him since April 2021, having taken top honors from the Omnium Hugel-Air Premia.
This time, the Ontario native defeated American Lindsey Weaver-Wright in overtime. To do so, she landed a magnificent approach shot that finally allowed her to make an eagle at the par five of the 18th pennant. Her rival had no choice but to admit defeat.
“In extra time, you only get one chance. I just tried to hit the ball the best I could. When I walked down the lane and saw the ball was only a few feet from the cup, it was such a relief,” Henderson told CBS after his victory.
“I feel like my 10th win came a long time ago. I worked very hard”, added the winner.
Previously, Henderson posted a 64 (-7), which was his best performance of the week. The 24-year-old golfer had five birdies and an eagle. Therefore, he never made a mistake during his last lap.
For her part, Weaver-Wright hit the ball 65 (-6) times. Notably, he racked up two birdies on the last two holes to join the Canadian at the top of the standings. The two women finished the third and final round with cumulative scores of 201 (-12).
It was the English Jodi Ewart Shadoff who took third place in this competition. The 34-year-old athlete returned a card of 67 (-4) and closed the competition with a goal from the two leaders after the 54 regulation holes of the event played near Atlantic City.
Recall that Henderson was the only Canadian to take part in the weekend rounds at the Shoprite Classic, as Alena Sharp and Maddie Szeryk did not survive the axe.