Brooke Henderson captures second major title at Evian Championship

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Brooke Henderson celebrates after winning the Evian Championship in France on Sunday. It was Henderson’s second major championship victory. (Laurent Cipriani / Associated Press)

Brooke Henderson ended her six-year wait for a second major championship.

The Canadian capped off a wild final round at the Evian Championship by rolling in an eight-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to win by one stroke Sunday.

Henderson closed with an even-par 71. She finished at 17-under 267, one clear of LPGA Tour rookie Sophia Schubert, one of many to make a run at Henderson at Evian Resort Golf Club.

Five players were tied for third a further shot back: Mao Saigo (64), Lydia Ko (66), Charley Hull (67), Hyo Joo Kim (67) and Carlota Ciganda (68).

Henderson, who won the Women’s PGA Championship in 2016 at the age of 18, started the final round with a two-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu. It was wiped out after the first hole thanks to a birdie from Ryu and a bogey from Henderson.

So began a crazy final round that featured four-putts from Henderson and Ryu, a spectator picking up a ball and a seven-way tie for the lead at one point on the back nine.

Henderson and Schubert were tied for the lead after reaching the 18th, with Schubert playing in the group ahead of Henderson. Schubert’s birdie putt came to rest barely an inch from the cup just after Henderson had a wild hook off the tee, only for the ball to ricochet off the trees and back out to the rough.

Henderson laid up and from 107 yards sent her third shot to eight feet for the winning putt.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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