Henderson Rides 63 To First Round Lead at Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke Henderson fired a bogey-free 8-under 63 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI, and leads the Meijer LPGA Classic after round one.

The 19-year-old Henderson, who is coming off a top-15 at the Manulife LPGA Classic, posted six birdies and an eagle on her round. She is one shot up on a group of six players, headlined by Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson, at 7-under.

“I felt like today was going to be a really good day,” said Henderson, who averaged 290 yards off the tee. “Everything was just kind of going my way. I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which is kind of a change from the last few weeks. It’s really exciting and I’m looking forward to the next three days.”

Lydia Ko, who recently relinquished her No. 1 ranking, finished at 6-under 65 which included seven birdies against a lone bogey.

Ariya Jutanugarn, the new world No. 1, finished with a disappointing 2-under 69 with four birdies and two bogeys.

Leader’s Scorecard

Top 10

1 Brooke Henderson -8
T2 Lexi Thompson -7
T2 Shanshan Feng -7
T2 Jennifer Ha -7
T2 Giulia Molinaro -7
T2 Holly Clyburn -7
T2 Stacy Lewis -7
T8 Madelene Sagstrom -6
T8 Lydia Ko -6
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“I had a really good feeling today and I made a lot of birdies. I made a lot of putts, which is great, and I feel like my game is in a really good place,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to the next three days and hopefully I can continue the strong play.”
Brooke Henderson, Round One Leader


1Brooke Henderson-8
2Holly Clyburn-7
2Jennifer Ha-7
2Giulia Molinaro-7
2Shanshan Feng-7
2Lexi Thompson-7
2Stacy Lewis-7
8Simin Feng-6
8Lydia Ko-6
8Madelene Sagstrom-6
11Mi Jung Hur-5
11Jane Park-5
13Katherine Perry-4
13Jennifer Song-4
13Alena Sharp-4
13Cristie Kerr-4
13Jenny Shin-4
13Tiffany Joh-4
13Demi Runas-4
13Emily Pedersen-4
13Su-Hyun Oh-4
13Moriya Jutanugarn-4
13Sung Hyun Park-4
13Haeji Kang-4
25Xi Yu Lin-3
25Dori Carter-3
25Lee-Anne Pace-3
25Carlota Ciganda-3
25Karrie Webb-3
25Jessica Korda-3
25Michelle Wie-3
25Aditi Ashok-3
25Azahara Munoz-3
25Jeong Eun Lee-3
25Gerina Piller-3
25Brittany Altomare-3
25Maria Parra Luque-3
38Dana Finkelstein-2
38Megan Khang-2
38Rachel Rohanna-2
38Stephanie Meadow-2
38Hee Young Park-2
38Hyo Joo Kim-2
38Sarah Jane Smith-2
38Mirim Lee-2
38Cheyenne Woods-2
38Amy Olson-2
38Pei-Yun Chien-2
38Min Lee-2
38Morgan Pressel-2
38Becky Morgan-2
38Wei Ling Hsu-2
38In-Kyung Kim-2
38Lindy Duncan-2
38Cydney Clanton-2
38Lizette Salas-2
38Laura Gonzalez Escallon-2
38Brittany Lincicome-2
38Na Yeon Choi-2
38Haru Nomura-2
38Ariya Jutanugarn-2
38Marissa Steen-2
63Vicky Hurst-1
63Wichanee Meechai-1
63Sei Young Kim-1
63Kim Kaufman-1
63Ally McDonald-1
63Daniela Holmqvist-1
63Katherine Kirk-1
63Sarah Kemp-1
63Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras-1
63Pavarisa Yoktuan-1
63Austin Ernst-1
63Inbee Park-1
63Mi Hyang Lee-1
63Mariah Stackhouse-1
63Brooke Pancake-1
63Jing Yan-1
79Jennifer ColemanE
79Laura DaviesE
79Danielle KangE
79Caroline MassonE
79Sherman SantiwiwatthanaphongE
79Dottie ArdinaE
79Jessy TangE
79Jackie StoeltingE
79Ayako UeharaE
79Angel YinE
79Jacqui ConcolinoE
79Yani TsengE
79Beatriz RecariE
79Kris TamulisE
79Cindy LaCrosseE
79Emily TubertE
95Sun Young Yoo1
95Maude-Aimee Leblanc1
95Chella Choi1
95Marina Alex1
95Sakura Yokomine1
95Annie Park1
95Min Seo Kwak1
95Therese O'Hara1
95Madeleine Sheils1
95Thidapa Suwannapura1
95Kelly Tan1
95Paula Reto1
95Nelly Korda1
95Mina Harigae1
95Julie Yang1
95Christina Kim1
111Liz Breed2
111Lee Lopez2
111Celine Herbin2
111Ilhee Lee2
111Emily Collins2
111Ryann O'Toole2
111Augusta James2
111Caroline Hedwall2
119Nasa Hataoka3
119Sadena Parks3
119Nontaya Srisawang3
119Prima Thammaraks3
119Jaye Marie Green3
119Paula Creamer3
119Amelia Lewis3
119Justine Dreher3
119Ashleigh Buhai3
119Regan De Guzman3
129Karen Chung4
129Allyson Geer4
129Ssu-Chia Cheng4
129Brianna Do4
129Kelly Shon4
129Eun-Hee Ji4
129August Kim4
136Joanna Klatten5
136Pernilla Lindberg5
136Allyssa Ferrell5
136Belen Mozo5
136Min-G Kim5
141Katie Burnett6
142Ji Young Oh7
142Britney Yada7
144Megan Kim8

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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

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