By: Ali Aizaz Zahid

WELLINGTON : Canadian Brooke Henderson excelled in appalling conditions to win the New Zealand Women's Open Monday-

As hometown favorite Lydia Ko faltered in the stormy weather that forced the LPGA even into a fifth day.

Henderson, who was leading when  wild winds stopped play at Auckland's Windross Farm on Sunday, took charge when her interrupted final round resumed- showing remarkable consistency despite the conditions..

The world number 12 carded a  three-under  69  to finish the tournament on 271,  five shots ahead of China's  Jing Yan in second place.

Korea's Hee Young Park finished third on 277, While American Jennifer Song seized fourth after an impressive 68 in her final round.

Former world number one Ko, the defending champion, ended with a share of 22nd place on 283.


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