In her 5th Sun Coast Ladies Tour event of 2014 Brittany Henderson of Smiths Falls is on familiar ground.
In the previous four events she has played Brittany, a two time NCAA Big South Conference champion, has not placed outside the top 12 and she is contending again this week in Eustis, Florida.
Henderson, now 22 and a professional, is tied for 5th place with two rounds to play at the Black Bear Golf Club. She sits at -2 after rounds of 69 and 73. That put her 5 strokes back of the leader, Karlin Beck of the United States, and only two strokes out of second place.
Brittany has younger sister Brooke on the bag as her caddy this week. The pair will reverse roles less than a month from now when Brittany will tote for her sixteen year-old sibling at the Kraft Nabisco Championship to which she has received an amateur invitation. It was announced officially yesterday, a story we reported back on February 24th.
Brittany teed off at 10:42 a.m. this morning in Florida in the second last threesome.