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.
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.