SCOREGolf Summer 2014 UberFlip

scoregolf spring magazine devoted to the best of golf travel, instruction, stories and the 50 best things about golf. Plus a feature on Mike Weir 10th anniversary Masters win.

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EaSTsection Y ou won't find 16-year- old Brooke Henderson on Twitter, Facebook or even at the mall. If you try send- ing her a text, it's unlikely you'll get a response. "My phone's been dead for a couple days," Henderson tells me after we co-ordinated a meeting over email. I thought, "What 16-year-old girl doesn't charge her phone?" Turns out, Henderson isn't your average 16-year-old girl. She's a wunderkind who's taken the Canadian golf world by storm before taking her first legal drink. Now, things are getting serious for the native of Smiths Falls, Ont. After capturing the 2013 Cana- dian Women's Amateur Champi- onship — the youngest winner in the tournament's history — she tied for 26th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship (the LPGA Tour's first major) earlier this year. After a T45 at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, she carded a final-round 62 — 62! — to win the prestigious Porter Cup, an amateur event in Ni- agara Falls, N.Y., the following week. From there, she travelled to the U.S. Women's Open and walked away with low amateur honours after a tie for 10th. She closed with a one- under-par 69 at Pinehurst No. 2. "The best players in the world are here and to know that I'm right up there, it's really awesome," she told media afterwards. "I still have The Smiths Falls Sensation Brooke Henderson is doing a small town in eastern ontario proud as sHe Builds on Her impressive amateur resume. BY AdAm StAnleY Brooke Henderson, 16, spent the summer one-upping herself, winning the Porter Cup, finishing T10 at the U.S. Women's Open, winning on the CN Canadian Women's Tour and winning the Ontario Amateur. SUMMER 2014 | | 79 Claus andersen | Travel CuraCao | PlaYer ProFIle | Travel BerMuDa |

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