On the second day of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (total prize money of $1.5 million), the opening match of the LPGA Tour 2023, Brooke Henderson (Canada) took the lead by 4 strokes alone.
Brooke Henderson, who took the lead with a 5 under par on the first day of the tournament held at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club (par 72, 6617 yards) in Orlando, Florida, USA, showed a stable shot sense and recorded 6 birdies without a bogey on the second day. She overcame Winelli Corda (USA) with a margin of 4 strokes and maintained the lead.
Brooke Henderson, who made birdies on 4 consecutive holes from 2nd to 5th, said, “It was a really fun game. In particular, I almost recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3 and 4 holes. He used a 6-iron, which stuck to the pin 15 cm and was easily tap-in for birdies. In the next hole, his wedge shot hit the pin 2m away and he got a birdie. It was a really hot start,” he said.
Brooke Henderson said, “I changed my putter, but it seems to fit well so far.” Since last year, he has been putting with his left hand down and pinned. He is a little slow to adapt, but he keeps getting better.”
With 12 wins on the LPGA Tour, Henderson is one of the players who knows best how to stay in the lead through the weekend. He has won seven of the 17 times he has led or tied for the lead, giving him a high probability of about 41.2%.
Nellie Corda, world number 2, finished 4 strokes behind Henderson with a 7-under 137, and rose to second place alone. Nellie Corda, who recorded 5 birdies and 2 bogeys, raised expectations for victory ahead of the weekend as she had a good pace in the second half of the 9 holes.
After finishing the game, he said, “There were many opportunities in the first nine holes, but it’s a pity that I couldn’t make use of them well.” It was a kind of switch to win for me,” he said, revealing his expectations for the remaining rounds.
Charlie Hull (England) and Xu Wei-ling (Taiwan) tied for third place with 6 under par 138 strokes.
This tournament, which is the season opener, can only feature tour winners over the past two years, and 29 players participated in this year’s tournament. 메이저놀이터
No Korean players appeared, and Daniel Kang (USA), the winner of this tournament last year, tied for 7th place with a 4 under par 140 strokes.
This tournament is held in a pro-am format where pros and celebrities play together. Celebrity rankings are compiled using a modified stablepod method that converts each hole into a score.
In the celebrity rankings, Mardi Fish (USA), a former tennis player, is in first place alone with 78 points. Retired “golf empress” Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) is second with 69 points.
The second round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions will be rebroadcast on JTBC Golf from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the 21st, and the third round of the tournament will be broadcast live from 1:45 am on the 22nd.