Brooke Henderson kept the momentum going after the U.S. Women’s Open, winning the Canadian Women’s Tour stop in Niagara Falls, Ont. on Wednesday.
The Team Canada member and top ranked amateur in Canada carded six birdies on her way to a bogey-free round of 66 for a five stroke win over Stephanie Connelly.
“Coming in through nine I was 3-under and the girl ahead of me was 4-under for the day,” Henderson said. “I realized I needed to get in gear and was able to get four more birdies on the back nine.”
It was her second women’s tour title. Henderson became the youngest player ever to win a professional event two years ago when she won in Quebec at the age of 14.
Henderson played in the event following a lengthy car ride to Niagara Falls after after finishing 10th at the U.S. Women’s Open in North Carolina.
With the victory, Henderson also clinched an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open later this year in London, Ont.
“It’s definitely cool to get the exemption, I know I deserve it now instead of someone just giving me one, which I’m very grateful for too and I’ll take those anytime,” Henderson said.
Connelly’s second place finish also earned her the first place prize money as Henderson is unable to collect the earnings due to her amateur status.
American Simin Feng finished in solo third with Samantha Richdale of Kelowna B.C. a further stroke back.
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