Brooke Henderson says she is pleased with her display in windy conditions as she moved into a share of the lead at the Lotte Championship. Henderson, who is aiming to become the first player to successfully defend the title, made five birdies and two bogeys in a three-under-par round of 68 to move onto -14 for the tournament.
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The 21-year-old, who will equal Sandra Post’s record for the most LPGA Tour wins by a Canadian with eight if she triumphs, is joined at the top of the leaderboard by American Nelly Korda. Australian Minjee Lee and South Korean Eun-Hee Ji, who held the halfway lead, are just a shot off the pace on -13 and the duo will be hoping to make a fast start to their final rounds.
Former world number one Ariya Jutanugarn surged up the standings into fifth on -12 after carding a round-of-the-day 66, while South Korean Hyejin Choi is a further two strokes back on -10. Reacting to her performance, Henderson said, as quoted by golf365.com: “It was really windy today. I really had to stay patient.”