Canadian teenager Henderson leads LPGA by one stroke
Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson has a one-stroke lead after a poor finish to the third round at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in California on Saturday (April 25).
17 year old Henderson bogeyed the final two holes and shot even-par 72 after squandering a five-stroke lead on the Lake Merced course in San Francisco.
Henderson, who does not have exempt status on the LPGA circuit after being denied a waiver due to her age, is nine-under with a total of 207.
American Morgan Pressel (67) and South Korean Kwak Min-seo (69) are one shot behind, while defending champion Lydia Ko trails by three.
Henderson was unsettled after her group was put on the clock for slow play over the closing holes, but she nonetheless spoke positively about her position.
“Overall it was a great day, and I’m really happy to be where I am,” Henderson told reporters.