After starting the day with a seven-shot lead, Team USA continued its impressive play on Monday and held a commanding 12-shot lead through 36 holes at the inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.
Mika Liu (70-69 139) and teammate Angel Yin (73-72 145) counted in a second-round team score of three-under 141 to lead the host Canadian team by 12 shots heading into Tuesday’s third round.
Canada (144-146—290), led by 17-year-old Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. shot a team-total two-over 146.
Henderson (70-73 143) and teammate Grace St. Germain of Ottawa (74-73 147) had matching scores of one-over 73 on Monday with Naomi Ko of Victoria (77-79 156) rounding out the Canadian scores at the midway point of the championship.
With her second-round 69, Liu takes over the top spot on the individual leaderboard at five under, one shot better than her American teammate Megan Khang (67-73 140). Henderson (70-73 143) is tied for third with Denmark’s Line Hansen (76-67—143) at one under.