Heartache for Charley Hull as Brooke Henderson claims Evian crown

England’s Charley Hull came up two shots short in her bid for a first major as Canadian Brooke Henderson returned to the winners’ circle at the Amundi Evian Championship in France.

Henderson, whose major breakthrough came at the 2016 Women's PGA Championship, holed a 10-foot birdie putt for a 17-under total on the last - where just moments earlier Sophia Schubert had missed from a similar distance to get to the same mark.

It gave the 24-year-old, who had begun the day with a two-stroke advantage, victory by one from the American rookie after a mixed round saw her eventually sign for a level-par 71 having been two over for her front nine.

Kettering's Hull had started six shots adrift but a second successive 67 kept her in contention until the later stages and was good enough for a share of third place.

"It was definitely an interesting day. Not the day I wanted but I stayed patient," the 24-year-old Henderson said in her post-round interview.

"The saying is majors are won on the back nine on Sunday so I kept that in mind.

"I'm super-excited to have my second major win."

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