LPGA: Brooke M. Henderson goes up the slope

LPGA: Brooke M. Henderson steps up


Author of a card of 76 in the curtain raiser of the Classic Volunteers of America, Brooke M. Henderson continued with a much more convincing performance, Friday at The Colony in Texas, to climb in 35< /strong>e place. 

The Ontarian notably struck out a par four times during the last seven holes, so well that she covered the course in 66 shots. She claims a record of 142 (N). 

It is the Briton Charley Hull (64) who is at the top of the ranking. Her total of 131 (-11) puts her two shots ahead of Atthaya Thitikul (67), who had to score a double bogey on her card of the day.

Maddie Szeryk (70) is the Canadian the highest ranked, in ninth place, six shots behind the leader.

After shooting 77 (+6) on Thursday, Quebecer Maude-Aimée Leblanc withdrew from the competition. Alena Sharp (78) played the second round, but she will not be one of the weekend.

Hughes in good shape

Canadian Mackenzie Hughes turned in the best card of the day, at 63, to sneak into first place after the second round of the Sanderson Farms PGA Championship in Jackson at Mississippi.

Hughes started his workday with three straight birdies and ended it with three more in the last four pennants. He managed nine without committing the slightest mistake, so that he shares the lead with the Belgian Thomas Detry (67), at 134 (-10).

The Maple Leaf golfer is looking for a second career title after the RSM Classic in 2016, which ended in an extension to five days. Detry has never won a PGA event.

However, the pair will have to be wary of Sepp Straka (66), who is only one stroke behind at 135 (-9 ). The Austrian thus avoided the ax for the first time during this event.

Several Canadians managed to reach the weekend rounds. Nick Taylor (70) is the best of the others since he is in 10th place with a performance of 138 (-6). He won this tournament in 2014. Adam Svensson (70) conceded only one shot, at 139 (-5).

After playing par the day before, Michael Gligic signed a second card of 68 which allowed him to jump 37 positions. He is in 31st place, at 140 (-4). Adam Hadwin (69) narrowly avoided the ax at 142 (-2), something Ben Silverman (74) failed to do.