Brooke Henderson takes 2nd-round lead at Lotte Championship

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2018

New South Welshwoman Rebecca Artis will join the WA pair in round three, although with five birdies in her first two rounds, she won't be thrilled that she's two over after twin rounds of 73.

Sabbatini took advantage of a lack of wind which helped make for ideal playing conditions at the Harbour Town Golf Links course.Sabbatini, who started on the back nine, finished his bogey-free round with seven birdies, including back-to-back ones to close out the round.

Lee's fellow Ritchie Smith protégé Hannah Green is making another solid run in her LPGA Tour rookie campaign, which already includes three top-20 finishes, including at her first major championship last month.

The 64-year-old Haas birdied the final two holes at TPC Sugarloaf for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Steve Flesch. Jutanugarn closed with a 3-under round while Feng was 1 under and Park was even par on Saturday.

After Friday's frantic finish, who knows how many are in contention Saturday? Henderson and sixth-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (69) were the only other golfers to break 70 on a day that featured rain squalls and winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. "The first few rounds I had it going and I felt confident with it; then on the back nine I just kept missing".

Pernilla Lindberg, Park Inbee and Lindy Duncan are tied for fourth at six under.Henderson made four birdies on her first six holes and needed just 24 putts on Thursday.

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Henderson came into the week ranked 14th and in a comfort zone.

Another to miss the weekend action will be Victorian Su Oh, whose 73 today was an improvement on her opening 77, but only enough to reach six over. She parred her final 11 holes. She was two shots back after her fifth birdie of the day, at the 14th, but parred in.

Munoz, who has struggled with illness injury the past few years, climbed 13 places the final day. At the turn, the 2016 Player of the Year was 3 under and three back.

Hawaii's Michelle Wie moved up 13 spots, to 18th, with a 69.

But the Spaniard was unable to add to her birdie spree in the closing holes, leaving her in the clubhouse waiting to see if Henderson would falter.

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