Canadian teen Brooke Henderson wins Florida golf event

Brooke Henderson (Andy Hunger, Reuters)

Brooke Henderson (Andy Hunger, Reuters)

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Brooke Henderson of Smiths Fall, Ont., posted a 4-under-par 67 Monday to win the Junior Orange Bowl championship in Coral Gables, Fla.

The 16-year-old Canadian Ladies Amateur champion, now ninth in the world amateur rankings, birdied four of her first six holes.

"It's an awesome feeling," Henderson said after Monday's round. "I came here with this in mind and I'm really pleased. Today I was finally able to get my putting working, compared to the first three days. I felt very comfortable on the greens all day."

Henderson finished with a four-day total of 280.

"On the 17th, which I double-bogeyed yesterday, I was just trying to play smart," she said. That birdie was just a nice bonus."


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