Brooke Henderson in contention at the 2021 British Women’s Open

Brooke Henderson (Peter Kirkpatrick, Wikimedia Commons)

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario has got herself in contention at the 2021 Women’s British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland. On Friday, Henderson shot a three-under-par 69, and is now four-under-par after 36 holes.

In the first round on Thursday, Henderson had four birdies and three bogeys. She birdied the third, sixth, ninth, and 13th holes, and bogeyed the eighth, 12th, and 16th holes.

In the second round on Friday, Henderson had four birdies and one bogey. She birdied the fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth holes, and bogeyed the 16th hole.

The leaders of the 2021 British Women’s Open are Mina Harigae of the United States and Georgia Hall of England. Both Harigae and Hall are at -7. Hall is seeking her second British Women’s Open title as she previously won in 2018.

Lizette Salas of the United States and Sei Young Kim of South Korea are both at -6. Meanwhile, there is a seven-way tie for fifth place at -5. The group of seven contains Nanna Koertsz Madsen of Denmark, Yealimi Noh and Lexi Thompson of the United States, Leona Maguire of Ireland, Yuka Saso of the Philippines, and two Thai players in Moriya Jutanugarn, and Wichanee Meechai. Henderson meanwhile is tied for 12th with Australia’s Su Oh and Minjee Lee, American Nelly Korda, Japan’s Hinako Shibuno, and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom.

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