MEIJER LPGA CLASSIC
Inbee Park took the second-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic, birdieing her first three holes en route to her second straight 5-under 66.
Park finished on the front nine, adding birdies on the par-5 fifth and eighth holes in her bogey-free round at Blythefield Country Club. The third-ranked South Korean player won six times last year and took the Manulife Financial in June in Canada for her 10th LPGA Tour title.
Fourth-ranked Suzann Pettersen was a stroke back. The Norwegian player matched the course record with a 64.
South Korea’s Mirim Lee also shot 64 to reach 8 under.
South Korea’s Amy Yang was fourth at 7 under after a 67.
Second-ranked Lydia Ko, the 17-year-old New Zealand player coming off a victory in the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, was tied for fifth at 5 under after a 68. Germany’s Sandra Gal, the first-round leader, also was in the group at 5 under, following her opening 65 with a 72.
Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, a three-time winner this year, was even-par after a 72.
U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR
GLEN COVE, N.Y.
Canadian teen Brooke Mackenzie Henderson advanced to the U.S. Women’s Amateur semifinals, beating UCLA’s Alison Lee 1 up at Nassau Country Club.
The 16-year-old Henderson, the low amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open, ended the match with a par halve on the par-4 18th. After Henderson won the par-3 16th with a par to take a 2-up lead, the 19-year-old Lee, from Valencia, California, cut it to one with a birdie win on the par-4 17th.
Henderson, from Smith Falls, Ontario, is trying to become the third Canadian winner in tournament history, following Marlene Stewart in 1956 and Cathy Sherk in 1978.
Henderson will face 16-year-old Hannah O’Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Arizona, a 5-and-4 winner over 21-year-old former Pepperdine player Grace Na of Alameda, California.
In the other semifinal, 16-year-old Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, will play 15-year-old Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, California. Gillman rallied to beat 18-year-old Su-Hyun Oh of Australia in 20 holes, and Andrea Lee topped 14-year-old Eunjeong Seong of South Korea 2 and 1.