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Brooke Henderson finished as the top amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open (John Bazemore/AP)
Brooke Henderson finished as the top amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open (John Bazemore/AP)

Brooke Henderson makes her mark on two fronts in Canada's Weekly Top 10 Add to ...

It was a quite a week for Brooke Henderson, who finished tied for 10th at the U.S. Women's Open. Her week included a stint atop the leaderboard in the first round and a final round 69, which was one of only 16 rounds under par on the final day of the LPGA major. As the top amateur in the field, the Smiths Falls, Ont. teen earned an invitation back to next year's tournament. The result saw Henderson climb 128 spots in the world rankings, which vaulted her into the No. 1 spot among Canadian female pros. In fact, she is the only Canadian golfer on the professional side currently ranked inside the top 200. Henderson also moved up one spot in the world amateur rankings to No. 2, just 127 points behind Australia's Minjee Lee, who finished three shots behind the Canadian at the U.S. Women's Open.

Still with the pros, Sue Kim climbed 19 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for 59th at the U.S. Women's Open.

Meanwhile, on the amateur side, Elizabeth Tong climbed 73 spots after competing in the first two rounds of the U.S. Women's Open. Despite failing to make the weekend cut, the senior at Indiana moved back into the top 20 among Canada's amateur players.

Nicole Vandermade of Brantford, Ont. made the biggest leap of the week, climbing 359 spots to go from No. 16 to No. 9 in the Canadian rankings after she picked up her first career pro win at the Symetra Tour event in Indiana.

On the men's side, Garrett Rank picked up three places after finishing tied for 20th at the Northeast Amateur Invitational.

Both Alistair Docherty and Brian Jung competed at the Oregon Amateur. Docherty finished ninth in the stroke play portion of the event before bowing out 5 & 3 in the opening round of match play. Despite that result, he moved up 109 places to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings. Jung finished tied for sixth in stroke play and made it all the way to the semi-final before falling 3 & 2 to the eventual champion. He gained 79 spots and moved into the top 20 in Canada, settling in at No. 18.

MEN'S TOP 10

  HOMETOWNTOURWR+ / -
1.Graham DeLaetWeyburn, SKPGA35-
2.David HearnBrantford, ONPGA92-2
3.Mike WeirBrights Grove, ONPGA244-
4.Richard T LeeToronto, ONASIA263-4
5.Brad FritschManotick, ONPGA348-8
6.Adam HadwinAbbotsford, BCWEB349-8
7.Mackenzie HughesDundas, ONWEB655-8
8.Lindsay RenoldsChristina Lake, BCASIA692-14
9.Nick TaylorAbbotsford, BCWEB709-11
10.Eugene WongNorth VancouverPGAC716-12

 

WOMEN'S TOP 10

  HOMETOWNTOURWR+ / -
1.Brooke HendersonSmiths Falls, ON-180+128
2.Alena SharpHamilton, ONLPGA234-9
3.Rebecca Lee-BenthamRichmond Hill, ONLPGA239-8
4.Jennifer KirbyParis, ONLPGA307-8
5.Lorie KaneCharlottetown, PELPGA316-5
6.Sue KimLangley, BCLPGA369+19
7.Maude-Aimee LeblancSherbrooke, QCSYMT411-9
8.Sara-Maude JuneauFossambault, QCSYMT505-14
9.Nicole VandermadeBrantford, ONSYMT531+359
10.Samantha RichdaleKelowna, BCSYMT591-12

 

MEN'S AMATEUR TOP 10

  HOMETOWNSCHOOLWR+ / -
1.Adam SvenssonSurrey, BCBarry University17-2
2.Taylor PendrithRichmond Hill, ONKent State27-3
3.Corey ConnersListowel, ONKent State36-9
4.Kevin CarriganVictoria, BC 75-1
5.Garrett RankElmira, ONTeam Canada135+3
6.Chris HemmerichKitchener, ONUniv. Guelph162+16
7.Kevin KwonPitt Meadows, BCUniv. Washington436-5
8.Blair HamiltonBurlington, ONHouston479-11
9.Stephane DuboisBrantford, ONLamar508-9
10.Jared du ToitKimberley, BCIdaho554+10

 

WOMEN'S AMATEUR TOP 10

  HOMETOWNSCHOOLWR+ / -
1.Brooke HendersonSmiths Falls, ONTeam Canada2+1
2.SooBin KimCoquitlam, BCUniv. Washington21-
3.Jennifer HaCalgary, ABKent State44+6
4.Brittany MarchandOrangeville, ONNC State71+1
5.Augusta JamesBath, ONNC State76-1
6.Anne-Catherine TanguayQuebec City, QCOklahoma97-23
7.Delaney HowsonNewmarket, ONMurray State134-
8.Taylor KimSurrey, BCKent State191+1
9.Jenna HagueBurlington, ONBall State228-60
10.Robyn DoigSeaforth, ONUniv. Central Florida252-

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