It started with a hockey stick — the Canadian hacker's term for a '7' — and from there Brooke Henderson had all sorts of trouble with her scoring Saturday at the U.S. Women's Open.
Alas, she was not the only one.
In windy conditions on a toughened track that permitted only the dominant Inbee Park to break par, Henderson did share a dubious distinction with South Korean Eun-Hee Ji of having the worst number of the day during Round 3 at Sebonack Golf Club in Long Island.
The 15-year-old Smiths Falls, Ont. amateur was 11-over with an 83 that bumped her into a tie for 63rd. Of course, the fact she was even playing on the weekend still largely overshadows the disappointing performance.
"The air came out of the balloon (Saturday)," said her dad, Dave Henderson. "She met her goal (of making the cut). She wasn't after the title. That's the difference. The others still were. They were still pumped."