Canada's Brooke M. Henderson showed exemplary consistency at the AIG Women's Open, posting a 70 (-1) card for the third time to finish seventh . Ashleigh Buhai was crowned champion in overtime.
After starting his work day with a bogey, Anderson found his way around. She had three birdies and added a bogey. Her score of 279 (-5) places her tied with five other competitors.
This is a third top 10 this season for the representative of the maple leaf in 15 tournaments. His compatriot, Maude-Aimée Leblanc, had not avoided the ax on Friday.
As for Buhai (75), victory came with a near-perfect sand trap exit, with the ball about 60cm from the cut at the fourth overtime hole. She then scored par while South Korea's In Gee Chun (70) had to settle for a bogey.
Both women first scored par on the first overtime hole , then a bogey at the second, and then par again, each time at the 18th pennant.
Buhai certainly made it harder for herself as she had a five-stroke lead heading into the final set. A triple bogey on the 15th hole notably had the effect of a mass on his scorecard. She and Chun still posted similar cumulative 274 (-10).
It was a first LPGA Tour triumph for Buhai, and therefore a first title. major.
PGA: a first title for Joohyung Kim
By putting the best card of the day at 61 (-9), the South Korean Joohyung Kim won his first PGA title at the end of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The winner needed 260 strokes (-20) to complete the 72 holes of the event. He edged fellow Canadian Sungjae Im (68) and American John Huh (67) by five strokes.
Taylor Pendrith (67) was the top Canadian, finishing at 270 (-10), in 13th place. Corey Conners (66) needed one more shot, in 21st position, while Michael Gligic (67) is in 61st place, at 276 (-4). The only other Maple Leaf representative to take part in the weekend rounds, Adam Svensson (72) finished 78th, at 281 (+1).
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