Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic

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Lexi Thompson has continued her remarkable run of form of late by taking the 54 hole lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids in MI, the 22 year old's lead a narrow one, however, just one ahead of the first and second round leader Brooke Henderson, Koreans Jenny Shin and Sung Hyun Park and South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace.

"Two bogeys to finish, but that just gives me a little more motivation going into tomorrow".

The world No.2, in her first tournament back after a three-week break, now sits in a share of seventh place, fours shots off the pace set by American Lexi Thompson. (I) hit a lot of drivers, which is nice.

"Everything was just kind of going my way".

"I played really steady golf".


"It was just a stupid club coming in", she said. "There's like a million names within the top 10, so hopefully I can just get out front early and just keep it there". Ciganda, meanwhile, surged into contention with an eagle and five birdies on the same course where she lost a playoff to Kim Sei-young past year.

Flooding caused the par five 5th hole to be played as a par three, which saw the course played as a par 69, meaning Thompson's round of 5-under par under was in fact a 64. There were a couple of long putts I made, unexpected putts actually. The Canadian led after each of the first two rounds, shooting 63-67 at a par of 71, and had a 67 on Saturday to drop a stroke behind Thompson.

Four golfers are at 11-under including Carlota Ciganda, Moriya Jutanugarn, Lydia Ko, and Michelle Wie, who is in line for her best finish of the year as well.

A three-times victor on the LPGA Tour, Henderson has recorded just one top-five finish this season.

"I was surprised when I looked at the leaderboard and had a two-shot lead on the 18th green but I'm super happy", Henderson said. I was looking at birdie nearly every hole, which is quite nice.

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