On a day when Canada said goodbye to a veteran LPGA star with the death of Dawn Coe Jones, one of the players she paved a path for turned her game around.
Languishing at the back of the field after two rounds of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico, on Saturday Brooke Henderson had her best tournament round in over a month.
Henderson made a bogey on the first hole of the day in Mexico City but rebounded to make five birdies with no dropped shots the rest of the round to turn in a 68 (-4). It was a marked improvement over her opening rounds of 74 and 71 that gave her a share of 22nd overnight.
Now at -3 total, Henderson shares 16th place in Mexico and is within reach of a top-ten finish, something she has already accomplished fifteen times in 2016 alone.
On Sunday the lone Canadian in the limited field event will be paired with Lizette Salas and Pornanong Phatlum. They tee off at 9:12 a.m. local time.
American Austin Ernst carries the lead into the final day. She is at -10.