October 6, 2014
At one point on Friday, Brooke Henderson had a five-stroke lead and seemed primed to run away with the LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey. But at No. 16, that all changed.
Henderson four-putted for double bogey at the par-3 16th to drop from 12-under to 10-under and then failed to get up and down for par at the par-4 18th to finish at 9-under 207 through 54 holes.
With that, what was a runaway quickly became a tight battle. Henderson takes a one-stroke lead over Mo Martin into Saturday’s final round at Ko Olina Golf Club. Nasa Hataoka and Inbee Park are two strokes back, with Lizette Salas and Shanshan Feng three strokes behind.
“I hit it so well today that it kind of sucks to walk off the course 1 over when I know it could’ve been so much better,” said a frustrated Henderson after the round. She is chasing her 6th victory on the LPGA at the age of 20.
Despite the turmoil on the greens, Henderson remains positive.
"I've been kind of struggling with my putting all year. First few rounds I had it going and I felt confident with it; then on the back nine I just kept missing I just felt like every single putt and kind of…
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