The long trip between Pinehurst, N.C., and Niagara Falls, Ont. didn’t seem to affect Brooke Henderson, who won a Canadian Women’s Tour stop at Legends on the Niagara after her tie for 10th on Sunday at the U.S. Women’s Open.
With six birdies on Wednesday, Henderson fired a bogey-free, six-under 66 to win her second Canadian Women’s Tour title. She won the Canadian Women’s Tour Quebec stop in 2012 at age 14.
Henderson finished the tournament at nine under, five strokes ahead of Stephanie Connelly of Fleming Island, Fla.
“(Tuesday), I was tied for the lead, so I knew I had to get a good round together.” said Henderson.
“Coming in through nine, I was three under and the girl ahead of me was four under for the day. I realized I needed to get in gear and was able to get four more birdies on the back nine,” she said.
The 16-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont. is coming off of a successful month of play after her T10 in the U.S. Women’s Open and her Porter Cup championship in nearby Niagara Falls, N.Y., in early June.
Her win at this week’s event earns her an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, taking place at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ont. in August.
“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,” said Henderson.
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