Hen­der­son sit­ting in fourth

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - SPORTS -

Brooke Hen­der­son isn’t tak­ing her foot off the gas pedal. The 21-year-old Smiths Falls na­tive fin­ished the open­ing day of the Evian Cham­pi­onship in France Thurs­day tied for fourth at four-un­der. Spain’s Car­lota Ci­ganda is at the top of the leader­board with a score of six-un­der. Hen­der­son was strong on the day, col­lect­ing five birdies and a bo­gey. Four of those birdies came on the back nine. The Evian Cham­pi­onship is the last ma­jor event on the LPGA Tour. Hen­der­son fin­ished tied for ninth and tied for 25th in 2016 and 2015 at the Evian Cham­pi­onships, re­spec­tively. Last year’s tour­na­ment was short­ened to 54 holes due to weather, and she fin­ished tied for 58th. Hen­der­son has played solid for most of the sea­son, but has re­ally turned things on as of late as she’s fin­ished in the top-25 in her last seven events and won at the CP Women’s Open. She’s cur­rently ranked third on the year­long Race to the CME Globe. If she tops that points list af­ter the CME Group Tour Cham­pi­onship, the fi­nal event of the year, she’ll win a $1-mil­lion bonus prize. In­clud­ing the Evian Cham­pi­onships, there are eight events left on the LPGA sched­ule.

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