OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Brooke Henderson made a big move Saturday in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open to the delight of her many home fans.
The 19-year-old major champion from nearby Smiths Falls shot an 8-under 63 to get into contention at Ottawa Hunt, finishing before the most of the other leaders even teed off.
A day after birdieing the par-5 18th to make the weekend cut on the number, Henderson had eight birdies in her bogey-free round to reach 7 under - leaving her three strokes behind third-round leaders Nicole Broch Larsen and Mo Martin.
Larsen, an LPGA Tour rookie from Denmark, birdied two of the last three holes for a 66. Martin birdied the final two holes for a 67. The American won the 2014 Women's British Open for her lone tour title.
Second-round leader In Gee Chun was a stroke back after a 70. Cristie Kerr (68) and Mirim Lee (66) were 8 under.