Ontario’s Brooke M. Henderson continued to climb the ranks at the LPGA Dana Open by delivering one of the best cards of the day on Saturday, while Quebec’s Maude-Aimée Leblanc continued her descent.
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Henderson finds himself at the gates of the top 10 in Sylvania, Ohio, thanks to a cumulative -10. His round of 65 (-6) was his most accomplished since the start of the tournament. Like the day before, the 24-year-old golfer had a bogey early in the day, but didn’t miss anything afterwards. His seven birdies allowed him to position himself in 11th place, four strokes from the top.
Lucy Li’s leading lead faded, but the American clung to first place with a very respectable round of 67 (-4). She went to -14, just one shot ahead of her compatriot Lexi Thompson and Germany’s Caroline Masson.
New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, who was in the top 3 after 18 holes but lost her stellar second round, re-entered the conversation at the top. She was the best golfer on the course at Highland Meadows Golf Club on Saturday, with a 64 (-7) card. She is tied for fourth with six other rivals at -11.
Leblanc remained at the bottom of the standings – after narrowly avoiding the cut – with a round of 72 (+1), her worst of the week. Among other things, the Sherbrooke resident suffered a costly triple bogey at the 11th pennant. She must for the moment be content with 70th position, tied with par.
The other Canadian in the running, Maddie Szeryk of Ontario, also dropped several spots due to a 74 (+3) performance. She occupies the 74th and penultimate rank.