Brooke Henderson has tied the Canadian record for most career victories on the LPGA or PGA Tour.
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.
“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.”
Congrats my friend <a href=”https://twitter.com/BrookeHenderson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@BrookeHenderson</a> ! Unbelievable title defense and tying Sandra Post’s record for most wins by a Canadian on the <a href=”https://twitter.com/LPGA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@LPGA</a> tour. So freaking proud of you! 🇨🇦💪🏻
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.
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.
This story originally appeared on CBC