With a couple of runner-up finishes on the Suncoast Ladies Tour in Florida this year, Brittany Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., finds herself in second place again, this time threatening to win her first Symetra Tour event.
Playing once again in windy conditions, Henderson shot her second consecutive two-under 70 on Saturday at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic in Lake Wales, Fla., and is two shots back of leader Daniela Iacobelli of the United States.
“I played pretty solid all day, so I was happy about it,” Henderson said.
“I’m really happy that I got myself in this position and I just hope to go out and have a similar attitude tomorrow and stick to my game plan – hit fairways and give myself opportunities to make some birdie putts,” she said.
Another Canadian, Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., is just a shot behind Henderson at three under after she shot a 71 on Saturday. She’ll join Henderson and Iacobelli in the final group.
“I’m happy with where I am right now with how the wind is blowing,” said Kim.
“I’m going to play a little bit later tomorrow and we’re supposed to have a good weather day, so I’m excited. I played the first two events and didn’t play great so it feels to be good to be in contention to win a tournament and be in a position to where I can finish in the top 10,” she added.
Yet another Canadian and another Henderson has moved into the top 10 on the leaderboard as Brittany’s younger sister Brooke, who received a sponsor exemption, also shot a 71 to move into a tie for sixth at even par.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke Que., Nicole Zhang of Calgary and Brogan McKinnon of Mississauga, Ont., are tied for 12th at two over.
The complete leaderboard is here.
On the LPGA Tour, Hamilton’s Alena Sharp came back with her second three-under 69 of the tournament and goes into Sunday’s final round of the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif., at four under. Click here for those scores.
No Canadians are left in the field at the PGA Tour’s Valera Texas Open, where American Jimmy Walker leads by four. That leaderboard is here.
At the Web .com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open, Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., and Calgary’s Ryan Yip are tied for 24th at six under. For all of the scores, click here.
Stephen Ames is tied for 21st at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Biloxi at even par, two shots ahead of Rod Spittle at the Champions Tour event. Those scores are here.