Henderson ties for 13th at Junior Orange Bowl event
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., finished in a tie for 13th at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship in Coral Gables, Florida.
The 15-year-old Team Canada National Squad member had rounds of 78-73-75-76 on the Donald Ross designed Biltmore Golf Course to finish at 18-over par, 14 strokes behind the winner Maria Torres of Puerto Rico. Torres made par on the final hole to claim a one stroke victory over American Nicole Morales.
A year ago, Henderson, the reigning Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship and Ontario Junior Girls Championship titleholder, placed third at this event which brings together a number of prominent amateur players from all over the world.
Henderson will remain in Florida to compete in the 2013 Copa de las Americas later this week at Doral Resort and Spa in Miami.
England’s Patrick Kelly captured the junior boys title, going wire-to-wire for a stunning 13-stroke victory. There were no Canadians entered in the boys event.