Atthaya Thitikul holding on to lead as play suspended

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April 21, 2024
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Brooke Henderson was making the most of moving day before dangerous conditions suspended the third round at The Chevron Championship with an 8-under round heading into her final hole.

She started the day at T21 after two rounds of 71, made seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-hole stretch, including five straight holes under par from the 7th and was 9-under for the day and tied for the lead with Atthaya Thitikul and Nelly Korda when she bogeyed the 16th. After recovering with a par on 17, the Canadian headed to the 18th tee when the horn blew to suspend play.

The key to Henderson’s spectacular Saturday round, which will be the lowest round of the week so far if she finishes 8-under or better, was her putting, she said.

“You know, I've been hitting it really well all week. I just wasn't really capitalizing on some of the opportunities. I was just playing really steady, really solid. Today I was able to make a few puts. Made a clutch par save on 6, birdie on 7 and then a long one on 8 for eagle, so I kind of just really felt a lot of great momentum with my putter and was able to keep it pretty hot throughout the back nine. A litle disappointed I dropped the one shot on 16, but I have 18 left tomorrow morning early, so hopefully go out and post a good score and then go into tomorrow with a lot of confidence and a lot of momentum.”

Thitikul, who started the day tied at the top of the leaderboard and remains so, is 3-under through 12 holes. The young Thai star opened her round with a birdie and added two more on holes 8 and 11, taking the solo lead with her last.

Korda, playing in the same group, is just one stroke behind the leader just as she began the day. Also at 3-under for the round, Korda too had a birdie on 1 and made two more on the 5th and 8th but, unlike Thitikul, she has not completed her 12th hole. The American had to mark her putt for par as lightning closed in on The Club at Carlton Woods.

“I had a bogey-free 3-under on the front nine and I have probably a three- or four-footer for par on the hole that I didn't finish so overall I feel like I played pretty good,” said Korda, who is chasing her fifth victory in as many starts on Tour. “The greens are a litle softer than maybe days prior, so I could be a little bit more aggressive, but overall I felt pretty good out there.”

The greens will continue to soften as heavy rainfall is expected overnight. The course took over half-an-inch on Saturday before play was finally called for the day at 5:30 p.m., a delay of 2 hours and 33 minutes. The third round will resume at 7 a.m. CT on Sunday and, once complete, players will be repaired for the fourth round, which will begin at approximately 9:20 a.m. CT.

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T2Brooke Henderson-1017-87171142
T2Nelly Korda-1011-36869137
4Jin Hee Im-911-16967136
T5Lauren Coughlin-813-36673139
T5Hae Ran Ryu-812-27266138
7Weiwei Zhang-712-27267139
8Maja Stark-612-17069139
T9Jiyai Shin-5F-6727366211
T9Esther Henseleit-5F-5727267211
T9Nasa Hataoka-517-37171142
T9Carlota Ciganda-515-37567142
T9Marina Alex-515-26873141
T9Auston Kim-514-27269141
T9Jodi Ewart Shadoff-514-17070140
T9Anna Nordqvist-514-17070140
T9Lydia Ko-514-16971140
T9Yealimi Noh-513-17169140
T9Minami Katsu-513E6871139
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T20Narin An-4F-3737069212
T20Gabriela Ruffels-417-26973142
T20Gemma Dryburgh-416-27468142
T20A Lim Kim-416-27270142
T20Xiyu Lin-414E6971140
T20Andrea Lee-413E7169140
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Chevron Championship 2024

Date: April 18th - 21st 2024

Location: The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas

Purse: $7.9 million

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