Brooke Henderson wins 2018 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award

Brooke Henderson (Mary Beth Lacy, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian golf star Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario won the 2018 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award on Wednesday. The award is presented to the best female athlete of the year and is decided by the Canadian Press.

Henderson was one of four professional golfers on the LPGA Tour in 2018 to win on multiple occasions. The other three LPGA golfers to win on multiple occasions in 2018 were Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Sung-hyun Park of South Korea, who each won three times, and Nasa Hataoka of Japan, who also won twice.

Henderson won the Lotte Championship in Hawaii on April 14 and then on August 26, Henderson became only the second Canadian ever to win the Canadian Women’s Open. The first was Jocelyne Bourassa of Shawinigan, Quebec, who won the Canadian Women’s Open in 1973.

Henderson also won the first ever Canadian Women’s Open played in Saskatchewan. She shot a terrific -21 over the four days to beat Angel Yin of the United States.

Henderson is currently ranked ninth in the world in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and finished fourth on the LPGA Money List for 2018. Her total earnings were $1,473,247. The 2019 LPGA season will start with the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions starting in Orlando on Jan. 17. The 2019 CP Canadian Women’s Open will be in Aurora, Ontario from August 22-25.

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