KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Brooke Henderson settled for a one-stroke lead after late struggles on the greens Friday within the Lotte Championship.
5 strokes forward early on the again 9, Henderson four-putted the par-Three 16th for a double-bogey and bogeyed the par-Four 18th. She completed with a 1-over 73 to drop to 9 underneath with a spherical left.
Searching for her sixth LPGA Tour victory, the 20-year-old Canadian opened with bogey-free rounds of 68 and 66 at Ko Olina.
Mo Martin was second after a 72. The 2014 Ladies’s British Open champ countered two bogeys with an eagle on the par-5 13th.
Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, who’s a yr youthful than Henderson, had a 68 to affix third-ranked Inbee Park (71) at 7 underneath. Hataoka gained the 2016 Japan Ladies’s Open, turning into the primary novice — and youngest participant — to win a Japan LPGA main.
High-ranked Shanshan Feng was 6 underneath together with Lizette Salas. Feng’s 74 was solely her second over-par spherical of the yr. Salas, who misplaced a playoff on the Lotte in 2013, shot 70. Hawaii’s Michelle Wie moved up 13 spots, to 18th, with a 69.