Two Ontario pro golfers had nice paydays over the weekend.
T-4 For Henderson
In Singapore, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario made an early charge in the final round but stalled after six birdies in her first ten holes.
7-time major winner Inbee Park kept rolling though, on her way to a -19 total to win the HSBC Women’s Champions. Her total was five strokes better than Henderson could muster.
Henderson (67-70-71-66) ended up as part of a trio of golfers who shared 4th place. That included overnight leader Michelle Wie and Ha Na Jang.
Although Henderson made her early charge, she was betrayed by her putter slightly as she missed a few other short to mid-length opportunities that could have taken her even higher up the leaderboard.
“I got off to a great start, 5-under through nine holes, and only one birdie on the back,” she commented after the round. “But I gave myself a lot of great chances today and I was able to capitalize on a lot of them. It was nice to see my name up on the leaderboard, so hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll see more of that.”
Henderson earned (USD) $65,589 for her efforts in Singapore. She is projected to rise from 30th to 11th place in the Race To The CME Globe.
The only other Canadian in the field, Alena Sharp of Hamilton, earned 59th place. (75-74-74-71).
Mackenzie In Mexico
Dundas, Ontario Mackenzie Hughes has a respectable first appearance in a WGC – World Championship. The rookie PGA TOUR member finished in a share of 32nd place at the WGC – Mexico Championships in Mexico City.
Rounds of 70-70-73-70 (-1) earned his a cheque of $70,500. That brings his season total to $1,626,394.
He now sits in 10th place in the FedEx Cup Points Race.
Hearn At Valspar Championship
David Hearn is currently the only Ontario golfer in the field for this week’s PGA TOUR Valspar Championship. Several other Ontario pros are in the field at the Monday Qualifier including Corey Conners, Taylor Pendrith, Michael Gligic, Ben Silverman and Brad Fritsch.