Leigh  Henderson

Leigh Henderson


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Webb School


• Appeared in three tournaments for the Lady Vols - the Fall Preview, Golfweek Challenge, and Mercedes-Benz Championship
• Posted a career-best 45th-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship with a three day total of 227 (+11)
• Her 227 finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship beat her previous career-best in a tournament by three strokes (previous best was 230 at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz event)

• Competed in two tournaments as an individual for the Lady Vols
• Tied for 52nd with a three-day 230 (+14) total at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship
• Final day 74 was a season-best
• Finished with a two-day 164 (+22) score en route to t80th- place at the Wildcat Invitational
• Recorded her first career hole-in-one to kick off winter practice in January, holing out with a 7 iron on the 145-yard, par-three No. 14 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville

• Earned five varsity letters at Webb School of Knoxville, where she was named Player of the Year by the Knoxville News Sentinel her senior year
• Also named to the News Sentinel's first team in her sopho- more, junior and senior seasons
• Was a team captain for three years
• Tied for third in the Division II Class AA state golf tourna- ment in 2008
• Named All-State each year from 2004-08.

• Advanced to the match play championship flight at the 2009 Tennessee Amateur Championships after tying for 22nd in the qualifying round
• Tied for 35th in the stroke play qualifying portion of the event in 2010
• Also played in Tennessee State Open in the summer of 2010
• Competed in numerous AJGA events over her junior career
• Placed fifth at the 2007 Natural Resource Partner Junior tournament
• Qualified and competed in the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Girls Junior Championships.

• Is studying sport management
• Highest ambition is to play in the U.S. Amateur Championships
• Lists competing in the USGA Girls Junior Tournament as her biggest thrill in golf
• Her favorite course is the Honors in Ooltewah
• Hopes to live in Knoxville her whole life and loves Tennessee basketball
• Leigh Porter Henderson, daughter of Woody and Elizabeth Henderson, was born Nov. 21, 1990, in Knoxville, Tenn.



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