Brooke Henderson reaches career milestone with top-10 ranking

Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson has cracked the top 10 in the women's Rolex Rankings for the first time in her career.

Smith Falls, Ont. native had 2nd-place finish last month

Coming off a strong start to the year, Canada's Brooke Henderson cracked the top 10 in the women's rankings for the first time in her career. (Laurent Cipriani/The Associated Press)

Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson has cracked the top 10 in the women's Rolex Rankings for the first time in her career. 

Despite not playing this past weekend, the 18-year-old, of Smith Falls, Ont., cemented the milestone after starting the year with four top-10 finishes in five events. The highlight of her impressive streak was a second-place finish at the Coates Golf Championship in February.

Henderson will compete this week in Phoenix for the JTBC Founders Cup, where she will look to improve on her position. The teenage sensation has said that her ultimate goal is to eclipse top-ranked Lydia Ko. 

Last season, the reigning Canadian Press female athlete of the year collected numerous achievements, including her first LPGA tour victory with a win at the Cambia Portland Classic in August. 

Henderson is hoping to represent Canada at the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics in August. 

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