Kim matches LPGA Tour scoring record as Henderson ties for 4th

Brooke Henderson (Todd Warshaw/ Getty Images)

PHOENIX – Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., finished in a tie for fourth place at the JTBC Founders Cup in Scottsdale, Ariz., shooting 67 in the final round on Sunday.

Henderson began the day tied for 8th place and ended up eight strokes back of winner Sei Young Kim.

Four the tournament, Henderson recorded rounds of 68, 69, 65, and 67 for a total of 19-under on the par-72 course.

The finish is Henderson’s second top-5 of the year as she earned funner up honours at the Coates Championship in early February.

“I kind of got off to a pretty solid start, 4-under, but I was really far behind right after the first day, so I was kind of clawing my way back and trying to get to the top of the leaderboard, and yesterday was an awesome day and today was another solid round,” said Henderson.

Meanwhile, Kim matched Annika Sorenstam’s LPGA Tour scoring record of 27 under, closing with a 10-under 62.

Sorenstam set the mark in 2001 at nearby Moon Valley, shooting a record 59 in the second round. Kim also matched the tournament record of 62 set Thursday by Mi Hyang Lee.

Kim missed a chance to break the marks when her 18-foot birdie try on the par-4 18th slid left.

After two late bogeys Saturday left her a stroke behind third-round leader Eun-Hee Ji, Kim played the first 11 holes in 7 under. The South Korean player eagled No. 11, hitting a 5-wood from 241 yards to 3 feet to take a six-stroke lead.