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Brooke Henderson began Friday’s second round at the Amundi Evian Championship in France with two consecutive birdies and finished the day with three straight birdies to fire her second consecutive, seven-under 64.
She is the first player in LPGA Tour history to begin any major tournament with back-to-back 64s or lower.
“I made a long putt on the first hole, hit the tee shot in the rough, which is not where you want to be on the first hole. I was able to hit the green and roll in a long birdie kind of unexpectedly, so that got me going a little bit,” said Henderson.
Henderson’s only bogey on Friday came on the third hole, but she birdied the ninth hole to make the turn at two under before consecutive birdies on 11 and 12 and the three birdies at the end of the round.
At 14 under through the first two rounds, Henderson has a three-shot lead on Nelly Korda going into the weekend at the fourth major of the season. Sei Young Kim and So Yeon Ryu are tied for third at nine under.
“It feels really nice to get off to a fast start in a major championship. It feels like it’s been a while. To get it this far under par is really awesome and I feel like I’m hitting the ball really well, which is nice, making some putts, so two solid days, and I’m just really looking forward to the weekend,” said Henderson.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc finished with an even par 71, but missed the cut.
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