Brooke Henderson in contention after round two of the 2024 HGV Tournament of Champions

Brooke Henderson (Joe Glorioso, All Pro Reels, Wikimedia Commons)

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario is in contention after the second round of the 2024 Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The 26-year-old is the defending champion of the event as she posted a score of -16 last year in beating Sweden’s Maja Stark and England’s Charley Hull by four strokes. Despite Henderson’s early success during the calendar year a year ago, it was her only victory in 2023.

In Orlando in 2024, Henderson is at -5 after round two. She is in fifth place, and three strokes back of the leaders, Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Ayaka Furue of Japan. Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland and Gaby Lopez of Mexico are tied for third place at -6. Henderson is one of two players three strokes back. The other is Alexa Pano of the United States.

Among the leaders, Henderson and Ko are grand slam champions. Henderson won the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship and the 2022 Evian Championship. Ko won the 2015 Evian Championship and 2016 ANA Inspiration.

In round one on Thursday, Henderson shot a score of three-under-par as she had five birdies and two bogeys. Henderson birdied the seventh, eighth, 11th, 14th and 15th holes, and bogeyed the third and ninth holes. In round two, Henderson shot a score of two-under-par as she had five birdies and three bogeys. She birdied the second, third, fifth, ninth, and 17th holes, and bogeyed the 12th, 13th, and 18th holes.

 

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