Brooke Henderson shot her third one-under 70 of the tournament on Sunday in finishing in a tie for seventh at the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield, the final major of the season.
Henderson finished all four rounds at five under, five shots behind winner Ashleigh Buhai, who went on to defeat In Gee Chun in a playoff.
The T7 finish is Henderson’s best showing at the Women’s Open, where she tied for 13th last year. Her previous best was a tie for 11th in 2018 at Royal Lytham and St Annes.
“That’s my first top-10 that I’ve had at the British Open, so really feels good and I feel like it was really a solid week,” said Henderson.
“I played well on the back nine today, made a birdie late on 17 that got me under par, so happy with how today went and happy with the week,” added Henderson, who says she is feeling more comfortable with links golf.
“Every year I’m over here, I’m trying to soak it in and learn different styles and just to be patient in the conditions because it was extremely windy today. I think just did a great job with calculating numbers and when things didn’t go so well, just staying patient and waiting for the birdies to come,” she said.
The tie for seventh comes after Henderson won her second career major a couple of weeks ago at the Amundi Evian Championship and it’s her eighth top-10 finish in 15 events this season and her fourth in her last five tournaments.
“It’s been really fun the last few months, two wins and a lot of really good finishes. It’s just been fun and I feel like we’ve got it going right now, so hopefully, we can keep the momentum rolling, at least for a little while longer,” said Henderson.
“Golf is so up-and-down and right now we’re at a high and we’re just trying to ride it as long as we can,” added Henderson, who hopes to carry that momentum into her next event, the CP Women’s Open at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Aug. 25-28.
“It’s really close to home this year, so there will be lots of people hopefully. It’s always a crazy week for me,” she said.
“It’s so much fun to have that much support and love from Canadian fans and to be able to play in front of them on home soil and just have the whole tour come and show them how we play every single week is pretty cool. I love that week, and I’m just really excited for it,” said Henderson.
The leaderboard is here.