Brooke Henderson takes over number one spot in world amateur rankings

On Sept. 6, 2014, 16-year-old Team Canada athlete Brooke Henderson took over the no.1 spot on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). This marks the first time in program history that a Canadian female has held the no. 1 spot. Henderson officially took over the post on her birthday, Sept. 10.

Henderson, a Smiths Falls, Ont. native, learned the news after former no. 1 Minjee Lee of Australia turned professional following the World Amateur, allowing Henderson to move up from the second spot. She will be representing Canada in the World Junior Girls Championship later this month.