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Brooke Henderson wins Evian Championship for 2nd major title

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EVIAN LES-BAINS France Brooke HendersonThe six-year wait to win a second major championship title has ended.

The Canadian won by 1 stroke after ending a wild final round of the Evian Championship with an 8-foot birdie shot at the 18th green.

After a round that was even par, Henderson was soaked in champagne from her fellow players at the 18th green. She was 17-under 267, ahead of Sophia Schubert who was an LPGA rookie and one of many to play at Henderson at Evian Resort Golf Club.

Five players were tied for third in a further shot back: Mao Saigo 64, Lydia Ko 66, Charley Hull 67, Hyo Jookim 67 and Carlota Ciganda (68).

Henderson, who was 18 when she won the Womens PGA Championship in 2016, started the final round with a two-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu. It was wiped away after the first hole thanks a Ryu birdie and Hendersons bogey.

So began the wild final round for the fourth major of the year. It featured four-putts by Henderson and Ryu, a spectator picking-up a ball and landing by her feet. There was also a seven-way tie at one stage on nine.

There were 13 lead changes in total. Henderson was the only one to be out of it, and Schubert (68), made birdie at No. 12 to move on to 15 under.

Henderson remained composed and kept pace with Schubert, with birdies at Nos. 14 and 15. After reaching the 18th place, the pair were tied for first. Henderson played in the group ahead.

Schuberts birdie putt was just inches from the cup after Henderson had hit a wild shot off the tee. Only for the ball to bounce off the trees and back to the rough,

Henderson lay up and sent her third shot to 8 foot from 107 yards. Henderson bent her knees when the ball fell into cup.

She was again a major winner.

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