Henderson repeats as winner of Portland Classic
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Defending champion Brooke Henderson survived some tense moments on the back nine on the way to a four-stroke victory Sunday at the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.
The second-ranked Henderson shot a 14-under 274 after a final round 71 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, pulling away from American Stacy Lewis, who was 10-under after a 69.
Henderson became the first back-to-back winner at Portland since Annika Sorenstam won consecutive tournaments in 2002 and 2003. The 18-year-old is the first wire-to-wire winner at Portland since the tournament went to a 72-hole event in 2013.
Henderson is the tour's second wire-to-wire winner this year, joining Ha Na Jang, who won the Coates Championship in February.
It was Henderson's third career win, all coming in the Northwest. Aside from her two Portland victories, Henderson won the Women's PGA Championship at Sahalee in Sammamish, Washington, three weeks ago.