Brooke Henderson Wins CN Future Links Pacific Championship

brookcnCOURTENAY, B.C. (GOLF CANADA) – Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. captured the CN Future Links Pacific Girls’ Championship at Crown Isle Golf Club on Sunday in Courtenay, B.C.

A member of Team Canada’s National Squad, Henderson, 15, finished one stroke ahead of teammate Jisoo Keel, 17, of Coquitlam, B.C., after firing a final round 2-under-par 70. She carded four birdies over the final eighteen holes to finish at 9–under-par 207 (70-67-70) for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Keel.

Keel kept pressure on Henderson over the closing holes after posting birdies on holes 12, 13, 15, and 17 to finish at 8-under-par for the tournament after rounds of 71-67-70.

“This is awesome, it’s my first CN Future Links Pacific win and my third CN Future Links title,” said Henderson. “I played a solid three rounds to finish at 9-under-par so I’m pretty happy.”

“Jisoo kept me on my toes coming down the stretch,” she continued. “She’s a really great player and made some clutch putts when she needed to.”

With this win, Henderson carries momentum into the CN Women’s Tour B.C. event in Tsawwassen, B.C., May 13-15. She will also look to defend her title later this summer at the Royale Cup Junior Girls Championship July 30-August 2nd at Cherry Downs Golf and Country Club in Pickering, Ont. The win was Henderson’s third of 2013, after being part of the Copa de las Americas winning team in January and capturing the South American Amateur title earlier this year.

Team Canada Development Squad member, Taylor Kim, 18, of Surrey B.C., finished in a tie for third at 8-over-par alongside fellow Surrey B.C. native, Jamie Oleksiew. Kathy Lim, 15, of Langley B.C., and Michelle Kim, 15, rounded out the top five finishing at 10-over-par for the tournament.

Team Ontario member Madison Easterbrook of Burlington finished tied for 11th while Georgetown’s Samantha Spencer finished tied for 13th.

On the junior boys side, Kevin Kwon, 18, of Pitt Meadows, B.C., soared to the top of the leaderboard after a final round 6-under-par 66 that included six birdies over his final eight holes.

Cochrane, Alta., native Nicolas Scrymgeour, 17, finished in solo third at 5-under-par after a final round 70, while Team Canada Development Squad members Matt Williams, 17, of Calgary, and Hugo Bernard, 18, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., finished in fourth and fifth respectively after rounds of 71 and 73.
The junior boys CN Future Links Pacific Champion also earns an exemption into the 2012 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which will be contested July 30-August 2nd at the Timberwolf Golf Club in Garson, Ont. The junior girls champion earns an exemption into the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship July 30-August 2nd and a spot in any 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Tour event.