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Golf Brooke Henderson matches Canadian record for wins on LPGA or PGA Tour after Lotte Championship victory

Brooke Henderson of Canada watches her drive on the fifth hole during the final round of the LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 21, 2019 in Kapolei, Hawaii.

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Brooke Henderson has tied the Canadian record for most career victories on the LPGA or PGA Tour.

The 21-year-old Henderson captured her eighth career title on Saturday by shooting a 2-under 70 to win the Lotte Championship for the second year in a row.

Sandra Post had eight career victories on the LPGA Tour between 1968 and 1981, while Mike Weir and George Knudson equalled that on the PGA Tour.

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“It’s really amazing to get this win and tie Sandra and tie Mike Weir too, which is really amazing. I’m just so happy,” Henderson told the Golf Channel in her post-round interview. “You know, today was kind of a battle out there. Minjee (Lee), Nelly (Korda), they played good golf, it was just so windy. I’m just happy that I was able to come out on top.”

Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., won last year’s event in Hawaii for her sixth Tour victory and followed that up in August 2018 as the first Canadian in 45 years to win the CP Women’s Open.

She finished 16 under on Saturday at Ko Olina Golf Club to beat South Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji by four strokes.

Henderson bogeyed her first hole, but that was the only blemish in the final round as she followed that up with three birdies and 14 pars.

Fellow Canadian and Olympic teammate Alena Sharp watched Henderson play out the round and joined her in celebration.

Sharp (72) finished 2 under, good for 40th place.

Henderson, ranked No. 12 in the world, has one major among her tournament victories, winning the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after beating Lydia Ko in a playoff when she was only 18.

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