Team Canada

Canada’s Sue Kim wins Symetra Tour event

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Sue Kim (Gregory Shamus/ Getty Images)

LAKE WALES, Fla. – Team Canada’s Sue Kim won the Symetra Tour’s Florida’s Natural Charity Classic on Sunday, leading a Canadian sweep of the first three places.

Kim, the 24-year-old former University of Denver player from Langley, B.C., closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 5-under 211 at Lake Wales Country Club. This was Kim’s second Symetra Tour win, as she also won the tour’s 2013 Decatur-Forsyth Classic.

Kim earned $18,750 to take the lead on the money list with $20,201. The final top 10 will earn 2016 LPGA Tour cards.

“Words can’t describe how important a win is out here,” said Kim, who moved from South Korea to Canada when she was 10. “This is definitely a confidence booster and lets me know that I can go back out on LPGA and compete. This win definitely gives me a good mindset to go back out there.”

Sisters Brooke and Brittany Henderson tied for second, three strokes back. The 17-year-old Brooke Henderson finished with a 70, and Brittany Henderson shot a 74.

“It’s a really good feeling,” Brooke Henderson said. “It would’ve been better to be one and two, but Sue had a great week and I’m happy for her.”

Kim opened with rounds of 70 and 71 and was the only player in the field under par all three days.

“It was a great tournament for me from the first day forward,” Kim said. “I had the right people around me this week to get me in position to win. It was a great patient tournament for me to grab the `W.'”

Mississauga, Ont.’s Brogan McKinnon tied for 5th at even-par 216.