Women's PGA Championship 2016: Friday Leaderboard Scores and Highlights
- Author: Jo Lloyd Jun 21, 2016,
Jun 21, 2016, 20:58
Yesterday, she had a one-shot lead on 18 when her ball bounced off a tree near the green on the par-four 423-yard finishing hole at the Sahalee Country Club course near Seattle, Washington.
"I pulled my shot a little but it caught the left apron and funnelled right in", said Henderson, who leads American Christina Kim and South Korean Kim In Kyung in the year's second women's Major.
At the moment, however, all the 19-year-old Kiwi is concentrating on is trying to keep the ball on the fairways.
Second-round co-leaders Henderson and Lee each shot 73, meaning only three players are under par.
After playing the first 11 holes in 2 over with two birdies and four bogeys, Langer birdied the par-4 12th to get back to even par for the tournament.
Yang, who owns four top-10's and hasn't finished worse than a tie for 40th in 10 starts in 2016, is seeking her first LPGA Tour title since the 2015 Honda LPGA Thailand.
"To me, the most important thing is just to be focused on my game and not think about what the other players are doing".
"I kind of was feeding off the energy I had previous year at KPMG", said Henderson of her opening 67 at Westchester Country Club. "It was really frustrating and disanointing that I couldn't get the right swing to work".
Thirteen players are within three shots of the lead, however.
EUROPEAN: In Atzenbrugg, Austria, South Africa's Zander Lombard squandered an early three-stroke lead after a triple bogey but still led China's Wu Ashun by one after the third round of the Lyoness Open.
Much of her success was on the greens, where she used a new putter she put in the bag this week just 23 times, one of her best putting performances of the season.
"I didn't say it this week, but she ends up getting it", said Brooke of the Kia which has a manufacturer's suggest retail price starting at $49,000 US.
The hole-in-one helped Brooke to a 4-under par 67 and a two-shot lead with the afternoon draw heading out onto the course.
The trio are the only players under par through 54 holes.
"You know, I'm happy with my position". She shot a 1-over 72 on Thursday, the round she needed to complete the 10-year requirement for the LPGA Hall of Fame.
But she made five bogeys and a double bogey on her final nine holes of the second round. "On the first tee today I felt pretty nervous - nervous and special at the same time". "The last month for me was quite a tough time, I had no guarantee I was going to play all the way today".
Ko said she would be concentrating on her own game and try to have fun as she heads into the final round. New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko, who was ranked number seven in SportsPro's 2016 list of the world's most marketable athletes, is widely regarded as the favourite for the 2016 edition.