Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic

Henderson off to hot start at Meijer Classic

Lexi Thompson has continued her remarkable run of form of late by taking the 54 hole lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids in MI, the 22 year old's lead a narrow one, however, just one ahead of the first and second round leader Brooke Henderson, Koreans Jenny Shin and Sung Hyun Park and South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace. "Hopefully, that just gives me a little bit more motivation going into tomorrow".

Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn's younger sister, was tied for 30th at 4 under in her first event as the No. 1 player in the world. "I knew I was hitting it well on the front nine, I just wasn't making the birdies".

"Unfortunately, the two bogeys just came at the end and kind of put a damper on the round, but I'm still leading it looks like by two at this point", Henderson added.

"My irons were really good", the South African player said.

"It was just a matter of staying patient", Thompson said of her key for Saturday. He made three birdies and an eagle in his round Friday.


After missing two cuts in her last three starts, Aditi is eager to stitch together a decent week to bounce back in her quest for Rookie of the Year award on the LPGA Tour.

Four golfers are at 11-under including Carlota Ciganda, Moriya Jutanugarn, Lydia Ko, and Michelle Wie - who is in position for her best finish of the year as well. "Seeing the little kids out here, that's what makes the game and I absolutely love it".

Oh backed up her first round 67 with a 70 to be at five-under par in a share of 20th place, while countrywoman Sarah Jane Smith is a shot further back after back-to-back rounds of 69. I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which is kind of a change from the last few weeks.

"I was looking at birdie nearly every hole, which is quite nice", Pace said. Ko dropped to No. 2 in the world Monday after an 85-week run at the top.

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