aLOS ANGELES: A late stumble left Brooke Henderson clinging to a one-shot lead Friday on the LPGA Tour Lotte Golf Championship in Hawaii, as she headed into this weekend’s ultimate spherical.
The gifted 20-yr-previous from Canada had appeared poised to take a cushty 4-shot cushion into Saturday’s fourth spherical after a battling show on the par-seventy two course at Ko Olina Golf Membership, Oahu.
However Henderson’s spherical got here unstuck with a double-bogey on the par-three sixteenth, adopted by a bogey on 18 to show what had seemed like being a strong two-underneath-par rating right into a one-over seventy three.
The closing gap slip-up left Henderson on 9 beneath for the event, giving encouragement to a crowded subject behind her who’re all inside hanging distance.
American Mo Martin was one off the tempo after a 3rd spherical seventy two left her at eight beneath.
Martin was two over for the day after 10 holes however rescued her spherical with an eagle on the par-5 thirteenth to remain shut.
Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and South Korea’s Park In-bee are two off the lead on seven underneath. Hataoka shot a 4-beneath-par sixty eight whereas Park carded a one-beneath-par seventy one.
Chinese language star Feng Shanshan missed the chance to make a cost with a two-over-par seventy four which left her tied for fifth place on six beneath, three off the lead, alongside American Lizette Salas.
Newly minted main champion Pernilla Lindberg was a shot again on 5 beneath. Lindberg, winner of this month’s ANA Inspiration, shot a one-over-par seventy three, leaving her 4 off the entrance.
In Washington, American Bryson DeChambeau fired a seven-beneath-par sixty four Friday to grab a one-stroke lead over Britain’s Ian Poulter and South Korean Kim Si-woo on the US PGA Heritage golf event.
DeChambeau, who gained his first PGA title finally yr’s John Deere Basic, stood on 10-underneath 132 after 36 holes at Hilton Head, South Carolina, within the conventional return to tour golf after final week’s Masters.
After sharing thirty eighth final week at Augusta Nationwide, DeChambeau opened on sixty eight and adopted with one other low-scoring spherical, making birdies on 4 of the final six holes.
DeChambeau reached the inexperienced in two on the par-5 second and holed a ten-foot eagle putt, however by no means discovered the green in making bogey on the third. He answered with again-to-again birdies on three-foot putts on the par-5 fifth and par-four sixth, then added one other on the eighth earlier than a misplaced ball off the ninth tee led to a different bogey.
Closing with a flourish, DeChambeau birdied thirteen, the par-5 fifteenth, sixteen and the par-three seventeenth on a 12-foot putt to seize the lead. After discovering a bunker at 18, he sank a testy 12-footer for par to maintain the second-spherical lead.
Kim started on the again 9 and birdied thirteen from 18 ft, then suffered a triple-bogey on the par-three 14th. He was imposed a two-shot penalty for touching sand together with his hand in a bunker whereas considering he was on the greenside fringe.
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