LPGA Tour

CP Women's Open 2018

August 23-26

Wascana Country Club, Regina, Saskatchewan

$2,500,000

August 23-26

Wascana Country Club, Regina, Saskatchewan

$2,500,000

Round 3

Brooke Henderson takes slim lead into final day

August 25, 2018

Canada's Brooke Henderson birdied three consecutive back-nine holes and clung to a one-stroke lead over Japan's Nasa Hataoka and American Angel Yin after Saturday's third round of the LPGA Canadian Open.

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Henderson, trying to become only the second Canadian to win her homeland event after Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973, fired a two-under par 70 to stand on 14-under 202 after 54 holes at Wascana Country Club.

"That would be pretty sweet," Henderson said of her chance at history. "It's definitely a long way from that. There's like a million players within five shots, so I definitely have to play my best and hopefully go low.

"It's an amazing accomplishment to be this far, but I'm not done yet, so hopefully I can just have a great night -- restful, sleep well -- and then wake up tomorrow ready to go."

After answering a bogey at the fifth with a birdie on the next hole, 20-year-old Henderson ran off birdies at the par-5 12th and 14th holes sandwiched around another at the par-4 13th.

It was enough of a cushion to keep Henderson on top as she and her nearest rivals stumbled on the final holes.

Henderson sank a clutch 20-foot par putt at 16 but missed a two-footer for par at the par-5 17th, trimming her lead to a single stroke.

"I made some putts, obviously left some out there, but overall I'm still very confident in it," Henderson said. "I feel like I'm reading putts really well, so hopefully I can just continue that, reading putts properly, and knock them in tomorrow."

Henderson seeks her seventh career LPGA title, one shy of Sandra Post's record of eight by a Canadian, and second tour triumph of the season after the Lotte Championship in April at Hawaii.

Japanese 19-year-old Hataoka, who began the back nine with five birdies in seven holes, missed a five-foot par putt at 18 to settle for a 69 to stand on 203 with Yin, who could have led.

Yin, with a bogey and double bogey in the first three holes, birdied the first three par-5 holes and had an eagle chance from eight feet at 17 before lipping out twice and settling for par.

Yin stumbled again at 18, missing a six-foot birdie putt at the last to again settle for par and remain with Hataoka one adrift of the leader.

"Overall my game was good," Yin said. "I grinded it out pretty well."

Yin seeks her first LPGA title and comes off a share of fifth last week at Indianapolis.

Defending champion Park Sung-hyun of South Korea, who won last week in Indianapolis, was fourth on 204, one stroke ahead of Australian Su Oh and American Austin Ernst.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko was in a pack on 206 with Aussie Minjee Lee, South Korean Amy Yang and Americans Mariah Stackhouse and Jennifer Song.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Brooke M. Henderson
-14
66
66
70
202
T2
Nasa Hataoka
-13
64
70
69
203
T2
Angel Yin
-13
65
67
71
203
4
Sung Hyun Park
-12
70
64
70
204
T5
Su Oh
-11
70
66
69
205
T5
Austin Ernst
-11
66
69
70
205
T7
Minjee Lee
-10
66
73
67
206
T7
Lydia Ko
-10
66
72
68
206
T7
Jennifer Song
-10
71
66
69
206
T7
Mariah Stackhouse
-10
66
69
71
206
T7
Amy Yang
-10
66
65
75
206
T12
Mirim Lee
-9
69
72
66
207
T12
Bronte Law
-9
69
69
69
207
T12
Jin Young Ko
-9
69
69
69
207
T12
Anna Nordqvist
-9
70
66
71
207
T12
Maria Torres
-9
68
66
73
207
T12
Ariya Jutanugarn
-9
64
70
73
207
T18
Thidapa Suwannapura
-8
69
69
70
208
T18
Jaye Marie Green
-8
69
68
71
208
T20
Shanshan Feng
-7
70
68
71
209
T20
Jenny Shin
-7
69
68
72
209
T20
Lindy Duncan
-7
68
69
72
209
T23
Lee-Anne Pace
-6
71
71
68
210
T23
Sei Young Kim
-6
68
73
69
210
T23
Ally McDonald
-6
69
70
71
210
T23
Caroline Inglis
-6
68
71
71
210
T23
Georgia Hall
-6
68
70
72
210
T23
Mariajo Uribe
-6
64
73
73
210
T29
Megan Khang
-5
68
74
69
211
T29
Alena Sharp
-5
71
70
70
211
T29
Katherine Kirk
-5
70
71
70
211
T29
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
-5
70
71
70
211
T29
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-5
71
68
72
211
T29
Angela Stanford
-5
70
67
74
211
T29
Perrine Delacour
-5
69
68
74
211
T29
Yu Liu
-5
67
69
75
211
T37
Celine Herbin
-4
70
70
72
212
T37
Brittany Lincicome
-4
69
70
73
212
T37
Beatriz Recari
-4
70
68
74
212
T37
Charley Hull
-4
68
70
74
212
T41
Nelly Korda
-3
71
71
71
213
T41
Jackie Stoelting
-3
71
71
71
213
T41
Azahara Munoz
-3
70
72
71
213
T41
Mi Jung Hur
-3
70
72
71
213
T41
In Gee Chun
-3
68
74
71
213
T41
Caroline Masson
-3
71
70
72
213
T41
Annie Park
-3
69
72
72
213
T41
Brittany Lang
-3
67
74
72
213
T41
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
71
69
73
213
T41
Yealimi Noh (a)
-3
71
69
73
213
T41
Jane Park
-3
70
69
74
213
T41
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
65
74
74
213
T41
Cindy LaCrosse
-3
68
70
75
213
T41
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
70
66
77
213
T55
Mo Martin
-2
70
72
72
214
T55
Kris Tamulis
-2
68
73
73
214
T55
Ryann O'Toole
-2
67
73
74
214
T55
Haru Nomura
-2
70
69
75
214
T59
Celine Boutier
-1
71
71
73
215
T59
Xiyu Lin
-1
71
71
73
215
T59
Daniela Darquea
-1
68
74
73
215
T59
Aditi Ashok
-1
67
74
74
215
T59
Jessica Korda
-1
66
75
74
215
T64
Cristie Kerr
E
68
74
74
216
T64
Olafia Kristinsdottir
E
68
73
75
216
T66
Tiffany Chan
1
70
72
75
217
T66
Luna Sobron
1
69
72
76
217
T66
Hannah Green
1
68
71
78
217
T69
Dani Holmqvist
2
73
69
76
218
T69
Sandra Changkija
2
70
72
76
218
71
Paula Reto
3
73
68
78
219
72
Kelly Shon
8
72
70
82
224
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Brooke M. Henderson
-14
202
T2
Nasa Hataoka
-13
203
T2
Angel Yin
-13
203
4
Sung Hyun Park
-12
204
T5
Su Oh
-11
205
T5
Austin Ernst
-11
205
T7
Minjee Lee
-10
206
T7
Lydia Ko
-10
206
T7
Jennifer Song
-10
206
T7
Mariah Stackhouse
-10
206
T7
Amy Yang
-10
206
T12
Mirim Lee
-9
207
T12
Bronte Law
-9
207
T12
Jin Young Ko
-9
207
T12
Anna Nordqvist
-9
207
T12
Maria Torres
-9
207
T12
Ariya Jutanugarn
-9
207
T18
Thidapa Suwannapura
-8
208
T18
Jaye Marie Green
-8
208
T20
Shanshan Feng
-7
209
T20
Jenny Shin
-7
209
T20
Lindy Duncan
-7
209
T23
Lee-Anne Pace
-6
210
T23
Sei Young Kim
-6
210
T23
Ally McDonald
-6
210
T23
Caroline Inglis
-6
210
T23
Georgia Hall
-6
210
T23
Mariajo Uribe
-6
210
T29
Megan Khang
-5
211
T29
Alena Sharp
-5
211
T29
Katherine Kirk
-5
211
T29
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
-5
211
T29
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-5
211
T29
Angela Stanford
-5
211
T29
Perrine Delacour
-5
211
T29
Yu Liu
-5
211
T37
Celine Herbin
-4
212
T37
Brittany Lincicome
-4
212
T37
Beatriz Recari
-4
212
T37
Charley Hull
-4
212
T41
Nelly Korda
-3
213
T41
Jackie Stoelting
-3
213
T41
Azahara Munoz
-3
213
T41
Mi Jung Hur
-3
213
T41
In Gee Chun
-3
213
T41
Caroline Masson
-3
213
T41
Annie Park
-3
213
T41
Brittany Lang
-3
213
T41
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
213
T41
Yealimi Noh (a)
-3
213
T41
Jane Park
-3
213
T41
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
213
T41
Cindy LaCrosse
-3
213
T41
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
213
T55
Mo Martin
-2
214
T55
Kris Tamulis
-2
214
T55
Ryann O'Toole
-2
214
T55
Haru Nomura
-2
214
T59
Celine Boutier
-1
215
T59
Xiyu Lin
-1
215
T59
Daniela Darquea
-1
215
T59
Aditi Ashok
-1
215
T59
Jessica Korda
-1
215
T64
Cristie Kerr
E
216
T64
Olafia Kristinsdottir
E
216
T66
Tiffany Chan
1
217
T66
Luna Sobron
1
217
T66
Hannah Green
1
217
T69
Dani Holmqvist
2
218
T69
Sandra Changkija
2
218
71
Paula Reto
3
219
72
Kelly Shon
8
224