The golfer Brooke Henderson elected female athlete of the year

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The golfer has finished sixth in the standings of the stock market, having raised a little more than US $ 1.5 million, and 14th in the world rankings.

The golfer ontario’s Brooke Henderson is only 20 years old, but she already has a track record developed in the circuit of the LPGA. Victorious for the first time in 2015, she won a first major title in 2016, and has signed two other wins this year, in addition to finishing eight times in the top 10.


On Wednesday, she won the trophy for Bobbie-Rosenfeld, awarded to the female athlete of the year in Canada by The canadian Press.


“I have nearly always had the impression of having my place, and I think it explains in good part why I’ve had so much success so early,” said Henderson, who has had 20 years in September.


Henderson has received 35 votes out of 63 (56 %), on a poll conducted among commentators and officials of the sports sections of the media across the country.


The swimmer Kylie Masse has finished far behind in second place with seven votes. Gymnast Ellie Black and the soccer player Christine Sinclair got four votes each.


Henderson has also received the honor in 2015. She is the first female golfer to win the award twice since Lorie Kane (1997, 2000). The swimmer, Penny Oleksiak was the happy elected in 2016.


“Henderson has attracted the attention of golf fans in Canada in a way that we haven’t seen since Mike Weir,” said Steve Lyons, who is responsible for the sports section of the Winnipeg Free Press.


A slow start


Henderson has started the season slowly, not placing in the top 10 only twice in his first 10 tournaments. It has, however, shone in June, imposing upon the Classical Meijer before finishing second in the Championship KPMG on the LPGA tour, by a single blow. In September, she won the Omnium for New Zealand.


“I think it is the word “patience” which best describes the season that I have known, ” said Henderson.


The golfer has finished sixth in the standings of the stock market, having raised a little more than US $ 1.5 million. She is 14th in the world rankings. All of this comes from his brilliance on the shots from long distance and his accuracy in the fairways.


Henderson ranked 20th on the LPGA tour for the average distance on tee shots (263,58 yards), and 10th for the frequency of achieving the green with the number of shots required (75,10%). His average score has been 69,88, which places it 10th.


In the Open female Canadian Pacific at Ottawa, in August, she qualified narrowly for the weekend and ended up in a dead end in 12th place. The crowd was large for the encourage.


“I don’t really find the words to say what it meant to me to see all these people support me, said Henderson. Establish the course record with 63 on Saturday, in front of this crowd, for me, it was really fabulous. This is one of the highlights of my year, definitely. “


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Henderson has five in career victories on the LPGA tour, only three less than Sandra Post, who holds the record for a Canadian.


Henderson wants to improve on the shorter distances for the season 2018, which is about to begin in the Bahamas with the Classic Pure Silk, from 26 to 29 January. It was only 58th on the greens in 2017, with an average of shots 29,77. To the outputs of the bunkers followed by a single shot to complete the hole with a normal, it has not finished that 100th (42,67 %).


“I have big goals and I hope that 2018 will be my best season to date, mentions Henderson. That said, I am very proud of the tenacity and of the results that I showed in 2017. It has confirmed what I have accomplished in 2016. “


“I am extremely proud to be named the female athlete of the year in Canada, said Henderson. I was looking at some of the names… Marlene Streit, Lorie Kane, Sandra Post, all of the players honored. And in recent years, girls like Christine Sinclair, Hayley Wickenheiser, Eugenie Bouchard. These are very big names, so it is a great honour for me to be a part of it. “

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