Henderson Under Par To Start Ricoh British Women’s Open

Brooke Henderson (Photo: Scott MacLeod)
Brooke Henderson (Photo: Scott MacLeod)
Brooke Henderson (Photo: Scott MacLeod)

Hamilton, Ontario native Alena Sharp is continuing her string of fine play.

The tour veteran and 2016 Canadian Olympian got her Ricoh British Women’s Open underway on Thursday with a round of -4 (68). That was good enough to get the Brantford G&CC member into a share of 6th place.

She will have some work to do to catch the leader. Korea’s Mirim Lee opened with a 62, a stunning round of -10 on the Woburn Golf Club & Country Club course in Milton Keynes, England.

Two other Canadians are also in the field this week for this LPGA major championship.

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, already a major winner this year, started her tournament with a round of 71 (-1). Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, QC matched that total with a 71 of her own.

Said Henderson of her day, “I do feel I left some shots out there. I gave myself tons of opportunities. I’m pretty sure I hit 17 greens today, and a lot of them were good opportunities for birdie. Would have been nice to capitalise on a few more, and playing in the morning, the wind is a lot less and the greens are a lot softer, so it was definitely scoring conditions. Hopefully I’ll just go out there tomorrow afternoon and shoot a good number.”

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