The first round of the Blue Bay LPGA in China, where Brooke Henderson recorded a 69 (-3), was a calm one on Thursday but the normal winds that often plague Hainan Island returned on Friday and gave the Canadian some trouble.
Henderson struggled in round two in the LPGA Asian Swing event, making two bogeys early. She ended the day with five on her card. Offset by just two birdies she finished up at 75 and even par for the 36 holes. That dropped her from a share of 6th place all the way to a share of 18th.
It could have been more impactful but the tough scoring conditions also affected many players in the field.
One player who got through it well was Minjee Lee. The Australian added a 67 to her opening 65 to push her leading margin to six strokes at -12.
Canada’s Alena Sharp maintained her share of 24th place with a second round of 72.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Quebec rebounded from her opening 84 with a score of 74. She sits in a tie for 77th with two players from China.