Canadians Contending – Sharp and Henderson in top 20 

Canadians Alena Sharp and Brooke Henderson are within reach of the leaders through 36 holes at the LPGA’s LOTTE Championship.

Inclement weather caused delays that led to a suspension of play due to darkness Friday night in Hawaii. Just a few players had not completed their second rounds.

Those that had included Canadians Alena Sharp and Brooke Henderson.

A second round 69 to go with her opening 67 allowed Sharp to stay just one stroke off the place of the leaders, the same circumstance she put herself in through round one. At -8 she shared fourth place with three other players as darkness fell.

Leading the way for the field at -9 are Ariya Juntanugarn, In-Kyung Kim and Su-Yeon Jang.

Sharp’s Olympic teammate, Brooke Henderson, was lingering on the cutline for part of the day due to three bogeys early in her round but made a remarkable turnaround. The 19 year-old finally started to capitalize on the many birdie opportunities she was giving herself.    Birdies on four of her final six holes pushed her up the leaderboard and into a tie for 17th place. 

Her final tally of 69 put her at -5 total. She had opened with a 70.

Sitting back of the projected -1 cutline at the end of play was Maude-Aimee LeBlanc of Québec (75-69-E) and Jennifer Ha of Calgary (75-75-+6).

The second round wil conclude Saturday followed immediately by the third.