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suc­cess­fully de­fend­ing her ti­tle in the Cam­bia Port­land Clas­sic.

Hen­der­son had three birdies in a bo­gey-free round. She birdied Nos. 7 and 8, while Thomp­son fal­tered.

Mean­while, Thai­land’s Chor­phaka Jaengkit won the De­catur-Forsyth Clas­sic on Sun­day for her first Symetra Tour ti­tle, beat­ing Tif­fany Chan by a stroke.

Jaengkit closed with a 2-un­der 70 for a 12-un­der 204 to­tal at Hick­ory Point. The 24-year-old for­mer Grand Canyon Uni­ver­sity player made a 35-foot birdie putt on 16 to take the lead and saved par from 5 feet on 17 to main­tain a one-shot ad­van­tage. She hit her ap­proach on 18 to 10 feet and twop­utted for par.

Play­ing her sixth ca­reer tour event, Jaengkit earned $19,500 to jump from 131st to 16th on the money list with $20,276. The fi­nal top 10 will earn LPGA Tour cards.

Chan fin­ished her 63 be­fore Jaengkit teed off.

Jes­sica Welch (67) and Hannah Green (69) tied for third at 10 un­der.

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