Brooke Henderson and Brittany Marchand combined for nine-under 135 as Canada held off defending champion Korea and maintained a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the 2014 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Karuizawa, Japan.
“We had some super-solid play out there, but we left a few shots out there. We were focused and had a strong start,” said Canadian captain Liz Hoffman.
Henderson, 16, fired a six-under 66 and Marchand, 22, added a 69 to give the Canadians a three-round total of 23-under 409, second-best in the history of the event. Augusta James shot a 72, which didn’t count towards the team score.
“It is awesome to play with such skilled players who push you to the next level,” said Henderson. “We are excited to be in the position we are in at such a great golf course in Japan.”
The round was suspended because of dangerous weather at 3:27 p.m. with only Canada, Japan and Korea still on the course. Play resumed at 5:16 p.m., following a delay of one hour and 39 minutes.
“There was some great competition out there,” Marchand said of playing with the Koreans and Japanese. “We pushed them and they pushed us.”