Brooke Henderson Team Canada

Henderson struggles in third-round of Olympic golf in Rio

Brooke Henderson ((Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a 4-over-par 75 and is tied for eighth at 4-under heading into the fourth and final round of the women’s Olympic golf competition Saturday.

Henderson had four bogeys Friday, plus a four-putt double-bogey on the 16th hole. She began the day in a tie for 3rd at 8-under. The 18-year-old is seven-shots behind leader Inbee Park of South Korea

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Brittany and Brooke Henderson (IGF)

Park sits two-shots ahead of New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and Gerina Piller of the United States, who both are at 9-under.


The wind was a factor for many golfers as the gusty conditions on the Olympic Golf Course in Brazil, but not for Ko. On the par-3 eighth hole, the 19-year-old drained carded her first-ever hole-in-one. Earlier on the same hole, China’s Xi Yu Lin, 20, carded an ace of her own.

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Alena Sharp of Hamilton also had a 75 and is tied for 34th at 3-over 216.