Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sunday to break the Canadian record for tour victories with nine.
The 21-year-old led wire-to-wire for her second victory in three years at Blythefield Country Club, closing with a 2-under-par 70 in chilly conditions to hold off Lexi Thompson, Nasa Hataoka, Su Oh and Brittany Altomare by a stroke.
Henderson broke a tie with Sandra Post for the Canadian record on the LPGA Tour and also moved ahead of George Knudson and Mike Weir for the country mark.
“That’s really cool,” Henderson said. “Earlier this year to get my eighth win and to tie that record was a huge deal for me. To now to kind of breakthrough, that is awesome. I’m just really excited for the rest of the summer and hopefully many more wins in the future.”
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NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time under its toughened new policy on cheating when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection.
Chastain led the final 141 laps of the 200-lap race, but series managing director Brad Moran said the winning No. 44 was too low when measured with NASCAR’s height sticks.
“The height sticks have warning yellows in them and reds, and it was right off of all of them,” Moran said.
The disqualification was the first under strict new rules put into place at the start of this season to deter the culture of cheating — and it delivered a much-needed win for Moffitt, a native Iowan racing at his hometown track.
“I think, for the integrity of the sport, it’s the right thing to do,” said Moffitt, who did not lead a lap in the race. “Obviously, I came out on the good end of it. If I was in Ross’s shoes, I wouldn’t be too thrilled about it.”
Niece Motorsports tweeted after the race that it will appeal the decision. Team owner Al Niece said in a statement that the truck passed opening and pre-race inspections.
• Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and second straight in Newton.
Bell led 186 of 250 laps to claim his second short-track win of 2019 by nearly two seconds. Pole-sitter Cole Custer was second, followed by Justin Allgaier and Harrison Burton. Zane Smith was fifth in just his fifth start in the series.
College World Series: Austin Martin homered on Reid Detmers’ first pitch of the game and went deep again in the seventh to break a tie in No. 2 Vanderbilt’s 3-1 win over Louisville in an opener for each team in Omaha, Neb.
In the night game, No. 6 Mississippi State (52-13) defeated Auburn 5-4 as Marshall Gilbert hit a bases-loaded single up the middle that capped a four-run ninth inning.
Vanderbilt (55-11) and Mississippi State meet in a Bracket 2 winners’ game Tuesday night. No. 7 Louisville (49-17) plays an afternoon elimination game against Auburn (38-27).
Horse racing: Maximum Security lost in his first race since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby.
King for a Day stalked Maximum Security, took the lead in the stretch and won by a length over the 1-20 favorite in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.
It was the first time Maximum Security didn’t cross the finish line first in six career starts.
King for a Day ran the 1 1/16 mile race in 1:42.59 and paid $13.80, $2.40 and $2.20 for his third win in five career starts.
WNBA: Alyssa Thomas scored 20 points, Shekinna Stricklen added 16 and the Connecticut Sun won a franchise-record 12th straight home game with an 81-67 victory over the Seattle Storm. … Kayla McBride scored seven of her 22 points in a 14-3 closing run and the visiting Las Vegas Aces overcame a sloppy start to beat Minnesota 80-75.
Soccer: Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez led Uruguay to a 4-0 win over 10-man Ecuador in the Copa America in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Uruguay played with an extra man from the 24th minute after Ecuador’s Jose Quintero was red-carded for elbowing Lodeiro during a ball dispute. … In Rio de Janeiro, Qatar recovered from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in its Copa America debut at the Maracana.
Tennis: In Rosmalen, Netherlands, unseeded American Alison Riske roared back from the worst possible start and survived five match points to defeat No. 4 Kiki Bertens in the Libema Open final 0-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5.
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