PORTLAND, Ore. — She’s young, and she didn’t even have permanent status, but it didn’t matter to 17-year-old Canadian Brooke Henderson, who went from Monday qualifier to blowing away the field at the Cambia Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
Grey Goatee Nation shooter Scott Bisch was there with camera in hand.
Henderson went low — 21-under-par — to win by eight strokes, her second victory as a pro and her first in an LPGA event.
From the LPGA news release:
” ‘It’s amazing,” Henderson said with a smile. ‘It’s such an unbelievable thing; it’s not even real life yet, I don’t think.’
“Henderson (below), who entered the day with a five-shot lead, made three birdies on a bogey-free front nine to push her advantage to seven strokes.
“ ‘I tried to just keep making more birdies,” Henderson explained. ‘I had a number in mind, and I was trying to chase after it, and I was trying not to watch the girls I was playing with, Sandra and Morgan, or any other players.’
“The 17-year-old, who finished the event in a tournament record 21-under par, becomes the first Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour since Lorie Kane at the LPGA Takefuji Classic in 2001 and was greeted with a champagne and water shower on the 18th hole following her win by countrywoman Alena Sharp as well as her family.”
You can see more of Scott Bisch’s work at Big Dude Photography.