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Henderson to play NZ LPGA tournament

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/06/2017

Major championship winner Brooke Henderson is the first international LPGA player to announce her participation in the New Zealand Women's Open in Auckland.

The Canadian 19-year-old joins Kiwi world No.2 Lydia Ko in confirming her place in the field for the tournament at Windross Farm Golf Course in Auckland from September 28.

It is the first LPGA Tour event staged on New Zealand soil.

The reigning Women's PGA Championship title-holder, Henderson said the presence of Ko gave the tournament something exta.

"We have become friends these last few years and so I am excited to go and check out where she is from," the world No.15 said.

"I look up to her and I think we both have fed off each other a little bit. I am always chasing her and her accomplishments have helped me chase after my goals as well."

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