Canada’s Brock Henderson leads the tournament by three.

Canada’s Brock Henderson will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour’s season-opening Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions.

A native of Smiths Falls, Ont. He shot a 3-under 69 in Saturday’s third round for the tournament in Orlando to move him to 14 under.

American Nellie Korda and Japan’s Nasa Hatoka tied for second in 11-under.

Henderson led by one after the first round, by four after two rounds and by six in the third round.

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With his lead down to two after missing birdie putts to within seven feet on his previous two holes, Henderson drilled a 35-foot downhill putt for a beautiful birdie on No. 16 to gain some much-needed momentum.

Korda, the world No. 2, made a big charge on the back nine, notching four birdies in five holes.

Henderson, 25, has said she is feeling better after dealing with a back injury late last year.

Henderson won twice on tour last year to make it 12 career LPGA wins, the most of any Canadian golfer on the top tour. She finished third in the Tour point standings last year.

The Canadian is ranked seventh in the world.



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