Henderson clings to 1-stroke lead at Sally

Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson ( Tracy Wilcox )

Friday, January 17, 2014

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Brooke Henderson maintained a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the South Atlantic Amateur women's tournament, posting a 2-under 70 Friday at Oceanside Country Club.

Henderson, 16, of Smiths Falls, Ontario, stands at 3-under 213. Wales' Chloe Williams matched Henderson's 70 and is second at 214. England's Annabel Dimmock (71–216) is the only other player at par or better entering Saturday's final round of the third of five Orange Blossom Tour events.

Henderson, the reigning Canadian Women's Amateur champion, birdied four of her first seven holes before struggling on the back nine for a second consecutive day. She bogeyed Nos. 10, 12 and 15, then recovered with a birdie on the par-5 17th. Henderson retained her lead when Williams bogeyed the par-4 18th.

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