Brooke Henderson tied for the lead at 2018 Women’s PGA Championship

Brooke Henderson (Mary Beth Lacy, Wikimedia Commons)

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario is in a three-way tie for the lead at the 2018 Women’s PGA Championship. Following her 18 holes of play after the second round at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Kildeer, Illinois, outside of Chicago, Henderson is at -6 and is tied with South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park.

Henderson, Ryu and Park are all major champions. Henderson won the 20216 Women’s PGA Championship in Seattle, Washington. Park won the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open from New Jersey, while Ryu won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open from Colorado Springs, Colorado and the 2017 ANA Inspiration from Rancho Mirage, California.

If Henderson happens to win this weekend, she will make Canadian sports history. No Canadian golfer has ever won two career majors. Sandra Post of Oakville, Ontario won the 1968 LPGA Championship from Sutton, Massachusetts and Mike Weir of Sarnia, Ontario won the 2003 Masters from Augusta, Georgia.

There is currently a four-way tie for fourth at -4. Lydia Ko of New Zealand, Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand, and Americans Jessica Korda and Jaye Marie Green are two strokes off the lead.

There is currently a five-way tie for eighth at -3. Wichanee Meechai of Thailand, Dani Holmqvist of Sweden, Nasa Hataoka of Japan, Charley Hull of England and Carlota Ciganda of Spain are three strokes off the lead.

Two other Canadians are expected to make the cut. Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ontario is currently at even par and tied for 35th, and Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Quebec is currently at one over par and tied for 47th. At +3, it appears Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ontario will miss the cut. However it was a memorable week for Marchand as she had a hole in one on the 17th hole and came away with a new Kia Sorento car.

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