Jessica Korda scuffled to a 1-over 72 on Saturday, which opened the door for Brooke Henderson to overtake her for a one-stroke victory at the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open in Los Angeles.
Korda, who set the 36-hole scoring record at Wilshire Country Club, held a one-shot lead heading into the final round.
But three bogeys derailed her title hopes as Henderson shot a 4-under par 67 to claim her 10th victory on the LPGA Tour. Henderson finished with six birdies against two bogeys for her first victory since 2019 in just her third appearance at the LA Open.
"I definitely am a firm believer when you're in the winner's circle, you're getting a lot of breaks and it's sort of meant to be," Henderson said. "Today I was making a lot of birdies, and I think probably the biggest break was 12, that chip-in.
"Sometimes it's just missing a divot, or today I had tons of opportunity where the people I was playing with showed me the line on putts," she added. "They were always just a little bit behind me so I always had a read on every green. That just only happens when it's meant to be."
Henderson won $225,000 for her victory.
Hannah Green and Jin Young Ko finished tied for third at 14 under. So Yeon Ryu and Angela Stanford finished T5 at 12 under.
Korda finished alone in second at 15 under.
"Really frustrating, really couldn't get anything going," Korda said. "I was hitting it really good and then just it wasn't happening for me for some reason.
"Just kept getting screwed and the wind kept dropping and then coming back up and we were -- we just -- it just wasn't happening. I don't know. I couldn't make anything happen today. I tried," Korda said.
Henderson has captured at least one win in six of the last seven seasons; she did not win in 2020.