No Major Hangover For Henderson; Two Back Of Lead In Michigan

Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson

After winning her first major on Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship everyone would have forgiven Brooke Henderson is she was a little off her game this week. Like the competitor she is though, the 18 year-old will have no part of that scenario. The Smiths Falls native and World #2 player is just two strokes off the pace at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The two-time tour winner shot an opening round of 67 and shares 13th place. She is two shots back of co-leaders Lexi Thompson, Sei Young Kim, Laura Davies, Paula Reto and Carlota Ciganda.

Her good friend and potential Canadian Olympic team-mate, Alena Sharp, was one better than Henderson. The Hamilton native recorded a bogey-free score of 66 (-5) and shares 6th place. Sharp is coming off her best-ever finish in a major, a share of 22nd where she finished with a 67.

Other Canadians

Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Quebec is tied for 47th in Michigan after a 70 while Anne Catherine-Tanguay was 73 (t-108) and Samantha Richdale has a piece of 131st after a 75.

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