In defence of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Brooke Henderson seems to be settling in quite nicely at Olympia Fields, which has displayed a couple of different personalities thus far.
“It was a lot different than it was yesterday. The balls are holding. No wind; I couldn’t carry some bunkers today with my driver. The fairways were holding as well and the greens slowed down. It was a different golf course out there today,” said Henderson after completing a two-under 69 that included an eagle on the 18th hole, one she birdied the day before.
“It kind of gives you a little bit of confidence, because coming through (par three) 17, you tend to lose a lot of it. Then, you know that you have a chance to get one stroke back or hopefully two if you play it right,” she said.
“Seventeen is a really tough hole and I haven’t played it quite right yet. Yesterday wasn’t a great tee shot. Hopefully tomorrow, I can get that tee shot on the green. Then it’s not necessarily an easy two putt, but you’re looking better for par, if you can just at least hit the green there,” said Henderson.
Henderson, whose birdie on 17 was one of two she took on Friday along with a couple of birdies, goes into the weekend tied for eighth at five under, but just two shots off the lead shared by Sei Young Kim and Danielle Kim.
“I gave myself great opportunities and that’s all you can do around here, so hopefully, my putter stays hot and keeps me in it over the next two days, and hopefully, I have a chance on Sunday,” said Henderson.
Alena Sharp shot her second consecutive even par 71 on Friday and is tied for 41st at the midway point.
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