Brooke Henderson drops to 2nd at Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke Henderson bogeyed the final two holes in the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic but managed to retain a two-stroke lead

Thompson, who has shown wonderful resilience to bounce back from the heartache and controversy surrounding the four shot penalty she incurred during the final round of the ANA Inspiration, completed a round of 64 to come from two off the 36 hole pace to take the lead into the final round.

Henderson scored three birdies and one bogey Saturday. "I'm really excited to be in this position, I haven't been in a little while and so I'm excited I have two more days left to kind of redeem myself".

Ko's two-round total of 136 leaves her six strokes shy of Henderson, who fired a four-under 67 which included three bogeys to maintain her two-stroke lead.

"It's great to see my name up there (on the top of the leaderboard)", said Henderson of Ottawa, Ontario. Ciganda, meanwhile, surged into contention with an eagle and five birdies on the same course where she lost a playoff to Kim Sei-young previous year. "I'm just excited. It was a good week for me here previous year so I have great memories".

Moriya Jutanugarn, Ariya Jutanugarn's older sister, was at nine under after a 66.

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Ariya Jutanugarn, playing her first event as the No. 1 player in the world, was tied for 30th at 4 under. "It's been a little bit of a rough season so far, you know, not getting the results that I've been looking for". I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which (was) kind of a change from the past few weeks.

Flooding caused the par five 5th hole to be played as a par three, which saw the course played as a par 69, meaning Thompson's round of 5-under par under was in fact a 64.

Henderson, now 19, burst onto the LPGA scene by winning the Portland Classic by eight strokes in 2015, becoming the third player to triumph before turning 18 after Thompson and Lydia Ko.

Su Oh leads the two Australians who made the cut, the Victorian adding a third round of 65 to move into a share of 18th.

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