GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Brooke Henderson bogeyed the final two holes for a 4-under 67, leaving the 19-year-old Canadian with a two-stroke lead Friday in the Meijer LPGA Classic.
Henderson had seven birdies — four in a row on Nos. 9-12 — and three bogeys to reach 12-under 130 and break the 36-hole record at Blythefield. She had a one-stroke lead Thursday after an opening 63.
Her approach on the par-4 17th rolled down a hill and she two-putted.
"Could have been really close to being a great shot," Henderson said. "I practiced that shot in the practice rounds and it jumped forward on the first bounce there and I don't think I got that today. So, unfortunately, it's a tough hole and I just came away with bogey, which is not really what I was looking for."
On the par-4 18th, she missed the green, left her chip well short and missed the long par putt.
"I kind of let emotions get into things and I was chasing birdie to try and get it back," Henderson said. "Unfortunately, two bogeys to finish. Hopefully, that just gives me a little bit more motivation going into tomorrow."
Fellow major champion Lexi Thompson, coming off a playoff loss to Ariya Jutanugarn on Sunday in Canada, followed her opening 64 with a 68 to join 2016 runner-up Carlota Ciganda (64) and Mi Jung Hur (66) at 10 under.
Ciganda lost a playoff to Sei Young Kim last year at Blythefield.