After three weeks of play that brought two wins, including a major, Thursday at the United States Women’s Open was not the follow up Brooke Henderson was hoping for.
The 18 year-old from Smiths Falls opened with a four-over-par score of 76. That puts her in a tie for 106th place and means she will have work to do on Friday if she is to make the 36-hole cut and be in a position to finish in the top ten in this event for the third year in a row.
Henderson had six bogies against two birdies on Thursday at CordeValle in San Martin, California.
She trails leader Mirim Lee by 12.
The top Canadian in round one was Alena Sharp. The tour veteran posted 70, 2 under par, and shares 11th place.
Other Canadian scores: Maude-Aimee Leblanc (72), Naomi Ko (a) (74), Taylor Kim (75), Sue Kim (76).
After the round Brooke spoke to Chris Stevenson about what went wrong in round one and what she will need to do to score better in round two.