Henderson’s win over Lindsey Weaver-Wright was her first title since winning the LA Open in April 2021; England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff finished the week in third place after the finalist 67 in New Jersey
Last Updated: 12/06/22 10:17 pm
Brooke Henderson claimed her 11th LPGA Tour title after ending a 14-month winless streak with a dramatic play-off win at the Shoprite LPGA Classic.
The Canadian won 7 under 64 on his final day in New Jersey to play Lindsey Weaver-Wright over 12 under, before beating the American with a brilliant eagle in the extra playoff hole. firstly.
Weaver-Wright hit the green on three of the par 5 and missed her birdie, as Henderson made an impressive second shot within six feet of the flag to set up a winning eagle.
“With the playoffs, you really only have one chance so I just try to get out there and hit some solid shots,” Henderson said afterward. “So to go up on the fairway and see that I only had a pretty short putt was a huge relief. Just two putts to win was a real clutch.”
Henderson matched five birdies with the eagle on par 5 on the 9th in the no-magic final, while Weaver-Wright played four of her last six holes to close a spotless 65.
England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff made it through to the final fifth round to finish third solo over 11 under, also with four birdies and two bogeys in a four under 67.
“I’m building some really good momentum for the rest of the season,” Ewart Shadoff said. “There was a really good event in the game. I think it was a really good experience, and it just came out this week. I’ve been working on a couple of things.”
New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela both shot 67s and finished fourth in under-10s, with Brittany Lincicome – who is six months pregnant – Marina Alex and Nasa Hataoka of Japan.
“Yeah, 12 weeks to go,” said Lincicome. “Everybody likes it, you should turn it off. I don’t play, they’re right. I don’t play well. But to sit at home and not play, I feel like time is going slower.”
Defending champion Celine Boutier registered to defend her title with eight under 63, while world No 1 Ko Jin-young finished seven strokes back with a 17 draw after the final round of 70.