Canadaâ€™s Brooke Henderson is one shot back of the lead at the halfway mark of the HSBC Womenâ€™s World Championship in Singapore.
Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to put her one stroke behind leaders Amy Yang and Jin Young Ko of South Korea, who sit at 8 under through 36 holes of the LPGA Tour event.
â€œI felt like I hit it really well and I gave myself some good birdie looks. It was nice to cash in I guess on five birdies, and unfortunately one bogey,â€ Henderson said after her round.
â€œBut, yeah, happy with how Iâ€™m playing the last two days. â€¦ And just excited to play the weekend.â€
Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand and Megan Khang of the United States are tied with Henderson at 7 under.
The 24-year-old Canadian is off to a strong start this year, finishing second, tied for sixth and tied for 11th in her three events to date.
â€œIn the off-season I really worked diligently with my dad (Dave), whoâ€™s also my coach, and my sister (Brittany), whoâ€™s also my caddie, and we just tried to make some improvements in pretty much all areas of the game, but especially on the short game,â€ Henderson said.
â€œAnd so far itâ€™s been paying off really nicely. So itâ€™s nice to see when hard work pays off. Itâ€™s a long season, so itâ€™s a nice start, but I hopefully just keep it going.â€
Henderson has 10 career victories, most of any Canadian pro golfer on a top tour.