Henderson, 24, completed 17-under 264 to safe the second main championship of her profession and the standard dousing of champagne and Evian. She additionally pocketed an Evian-record $1 million winner’s examine, persevering with a pattern this 12 months of document prize cash at ladies’s golf majors.
5 gamers had been tied for third. Most notable in that group two photographs again included world No. four Lydia Ko of New Zealand and South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim, ranked eighth. Ko fired a final-round 66 and Kim a 67.
“To get that many birdies on the final 5 holes or so was actually large,” Henderson mentioned. “Clearly to make that putt on 18 was simply an enormous aid so I didn’t need to play that gap once more [in a playoff]. Simply tremendous excited to have this trophy and to be a second-time main champion.”
Henderson gained her first main in 2016 on the Girls’s PGA Championship at Sahallee Nation Membership. At that match exterior of Seattle, Henderson shot 6-under 66 within the last spherical to drive a playoff with Ko, profitable with a birdie on the first gap and changing into the second-youngest main champion at 18.
Henderson started the ultimate spherical on the Evian holding a two-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu however misplaced it on the first gap with bogey. Ryu made birdie at No. 1 in what grew to become a frenzied Sunday throughout which seven gamers at one level shared the lead on the again 9, and 10 had been inside a stroke of first.
The chaos included 13 chief modifications and a spectator selecting up a ball that American Nelly Korda had pushed into the tough. A guidelines official advised the patron to exchange the ball again on the bottom, and Korda, ranked No. three on the earth, hit from there on the best way to ending in a tie for eighth at 13 below.
Henderson fell out of the lead briefly when Schubert (68) birdied No. 12 to achieve 15 below. However Henderson rallied with birdies at Nos. 14 and 15 to maneuver again right into a tie for first with Schubert, an LPGA Tour rookie who was taking part in one group forward.
“You understand, I simply wish to cry,” mentioned Schubert, who earned $586,262 in her second look at The Evian Championship. “I wish to cry tears of happiness. I’m happy with myself, happy with everybody that’s helped me get thus far. It got here up simply brief, however I do know that I’ll be again, so I’m actually comfortable.”
The 2017 U.S. Girls’s Newbie champion’s putt for birdie at 18 stalled an inch from the cup moments after Henderson hooked her tee shot, with the ball caroming off bushes and into the tough. Henderson laid up earlier than touchdown her 107-yard third shot on the inexperienced properly inside birdie vary.
Henderson’s placing was good over a lot of the match, serving to her turn into the primary participant in LPGA Tour historical past to put up 64 or decrease in every of the primary two rounds of a significant. The 10th-ranked participant on the earth modified her placing grip to left-hand low earlier this summer time, and her command of the greens quickly adopted.
She gained for the second time this season and for the 12th time in her LPGA Tour profession.
“The left-hand low transfer was enormous,” Henderson mentioned. “Additionally we labored loads, my coach and my sister [caddie Brittany Henderson], have labored loads on inexperienced studying, being extra assured over it, attempting to clear the thoughts just a little bit. These steps have actually made an enormous distinction.”