Brooke Henderson remains three strokes back after third round of British Women’s Open

Brooke Henderson (Mary Beth Lacy, Wikimedia Commons)

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario is still in the hunt at the 2021 AIG British Women’s Open from Carnoustie, Scotland. After the third round, Henderson is at -6, and three strokes back of the leaders, Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, and Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark, who are each at -9.

Henderson shot a score of two-under-par on Saturday. She recorded six birdies and four bogeys. Henderson birdied the sixth, seventh, eighth, 10th, 12th, and 14th holes, and bogeyed the first, ninth, 15th, and 17th holes.

American Lizette Salas is all alone in third place at -8. Meanwhile, there is a four-way tie for fourth place at -7 that includes Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, Scottish amateur Louise Duncan, American Lexi Thompson, and unknown Finnish player Nanna Nuutinen.

Henderson is in the group tied for eighth place. Those tied with Henderson are Americans Yealimi Noh and Nelly Korda, the Thailand sisters of Ariya and Mariya Jutanugarn, England’s Georgia Hall, and South Korea’s Sei Young Kim.

Only once before has Henderson won a major title. That came at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship from Seattle, Washington. Five years ago, Henderson was tied for fourth place after 54 holes at even par, and two strokes back of Lydia Ko of New Zealand, before shooting a fourth round score of 65 to beat Ko in a playoff.

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