Brooke Henderson lines up a putt at the KPMG Women’s PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y. (Kathy Kmonicek/The Associated Press)
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., closed with a 2-under-par 71 on Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to finish in a tie for fifth place.
The prize money will help in Henderson’s quest to earn a Tour card for next year. The 17 year old needs to either win a tournament or finish with an equivalent of a top-40 on the money list to avoid qualifying school after being denied an age exemption.
“Today I was hoping to climb up that leaderboard a little bit more than I did, but 2-under on Sunday at a major championship, I can’t complain too much,” said Henderson. “And tied fifth, that’s pretty cool.
Inbee Park shot a final round 68 and finished at 19-under par to win the event for the third consecutive year and retake the No. 1 ranking in women’s golf.