EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Brook Henderson is placing a history pace at the Evian Championship.
The Canadian shot a 2nd spherical of 7-below 64 on Friday to get a 3-shot guide immediately after his fourth main next round of the 12 months.
She is the first participant in US LPGA background to shoot two rounds of 64 or below. And Henderson, who is 14 beneath in the match, thinks there is a rationale for her fast start.
“I’m getting also numerous crepes in France,” she smiled. “To continue to keep the momentum going, I might superior have extra.”
Nellie Korda is the only participant in the 132-girl discipline inside 4 strokes of Henderson. The US Olympic winner and former No. 1 concluded 3 again with an eagle at the extraordinary Evian Resort Golf Club to shoot 67.
It was Korda’s fifth function considering the fact that returning to levels of competition immediately after additional than 4 months out owing to a blood clot in her arm.
South Korean players Se Youthful Kim (65) and So Yun Ryu (66) are tied for third at 9, 5 photographs guiding Henderson. Among the the 68 gamers, France’s Perrin Delacour will be there following the round of 68.
Henderson, who won her only big at the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship, commenced the afternoon four shots at the rear of Korda, who was component of the morning wave, and birdied the initially two holes.
Henderson had a bogey on No. 3 and a birdie on No. 9 in advance of likely for a bogey on the back again nine. She experienced again-to-back birdies on No. 11 and then created birdies from 15 feet, 8 toes and 10 feet on the ultimate three holes.
“It feels good to get off to a speedy begin in a important championship,” Henderson explained. “It is been a when because I have been in a position to do that. It’s remarkable to get that far, and I experience like I am hitting the ball perfectly, which is great, and I’m creating some putts.”
Korda’s highlight of the spherical was her second shot on the par-5 18th, a substantial fade that landed in the middle of the inexperienced and rolled to within just 3 toes. She designed no mistake on her eagle putt.
Korda reported she was struggling from jet lag and scarcely slept prior to the start of her next spherical.
Like Henderson, Korda received a person significant championship — final year’s Women’s PGA Championship — and was No. 1 in the world when she retired in February. Now she’s coming off three prime 10 finishes given that returning to No. 3.
1st-round leader Ayaka Furey shot 72, 9 strokes worse than Thursday, and was in the 5-solid team at 7 below.