Don’t make any plans for Sunday afternoon. Brooke Henderson is back in contention at the CP Women’s Open at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, ON.
Henderson started off the third round very slowly and it looked as though her chances of repeating were dwindling. She had two bogeys on the fourth and sixth holes and for a brief moment the buzz around Magna seemed to fizzle and it appeared as though all hope was lost for the reigning champ.
However, Henderson caught fire and reeled off seven birdies and an eagle on her final nine holes to the delight of the massive crowds in Aurora to move to 16-under par and just two shots back of the leaders Jin Young Ko and Nicole Broch Larsen at 18-under.
She finished her round with a 7-under par 65 which included an absolutely scorching 29 on the back nine and said that she received some inspiration from an unlikely source.
“It was a little bit of a struggle there,” Henderson said. “I felt like I was playing decent golf. Just wasn’t really going my way. Then on the seventh green a little boy gave me a high five and then he continued the rest of the round. At the time he did kind of cheer me up a little bit. I think I tried to get back to even on the front nine. Going to the eighth tee, I was trying to just make two birdies, get it back to even and then see if I could go really low on the back, which I did.”
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Henderson has already had a historic season becoming the Canadian with the most wins ever on the LPGA or PGA. She picked up her ninth career title back in June winning the Meijer LPGA Classic. She has also catapulted herself into the Top 10 on the Rolex World Rankings and sits at No.8 heading into the CP Women’s Open.
In the final round on Sunday, Henderson will be paired with the current world No.1 Jin Young Ko and co-leader Nicole Broch Larsen and they are scheduled to tee off at 11:15 am ET.