Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian victory mark

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Published 11:29 p.m. ET April 20, 2019 | Updated 12:30 a.m. ET April 21, 2019

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Brooke Henderson successfully defended her title in the Lotte Championship on Saturday to tie Sandra Post’s record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight.

The 21-year-old Henderson closed with a 2-under 70 at windy Ko Olina Golf Club for a four-stroke victory over Eun-Hee Ji.

“When I was younger it was just a goal to be on the LPGA Tour, to win my first event,” Henderson said. “And when that happened and I won my first major the year after, things kind of just started to fall into place. I knew the record was eight. Just kept creeping toward it the last three years, which was really exciting.

“And then I think starting last year I sort of saw that it was within my reach if I had two good seasons. Last year put me into great position, and coming back this year it’s been on the back of my mind every week that I tee it up. I’m just really happy that I have finally done it. Looking forward to overtaking it now.”

George Knudson and Mike Weir share the Canadian mark on the PGA Tour, also each winning eight times.

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