Hendersons Out Front On SunCoast Tour

Brooke Henderson (right) and Brittany Henderson (left) have shared many moments together on the golf course. The Olympics is yet another.(File Photo: Gerry Bower)
Brittany Henderson (Left) and Brooke Henderson (File Photo: Gerry Bower)
Brittany Henderson (Left) and Brooke Henderson (File Photo: Gerry Bower)

At the end of January the Henderson sisters of Smiths Falls, Ontario faced off on the final day of a SunCoast Series Tour event in West Orange, Florida.

On that day it took a heroic birdie on the final hole for younger sister Brooke, 17, to grab her first win as a professional (but her 4th professional win). The slim margin boosted her just ahead of 24 year-old Brittany, who took 2nd place.

This week Brittany, who was the leader for much of that final round in January, has a chance for revenge just 40 kilometres away at the Black Bear Golf Club in Eustis, Florida.

Brittany is leading through 54 holes of the SunCoast Series Winter Championship, a title she won in 2014.  She sits at nine under par (69-68-70), reaching that with the help of an impressive 19 birdies.

On Thursday Brooke matched her sister with a score of 70, fitting since they were paired together and riding in the same cart.  Her three day total of 209 (70,69,70) puts her at -7 and two strokes down with eighteen holes to play.

Tessa Teachman is just one stroke back of Brooke in third place.

The three leaders will tee off together at 9:11 a.m. on Friday.

The only other Canadian to make the cut, Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec, shares eighth place.

The leaderboard is available at this link.