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Brooke Henderson takes power, Nelly Korda hunts

Very impressive, the Canadian signed a new card of 64 (-7), during the second round, this Friday, to take power at -14 with three strokes ahead of the American Nelly Korda (-11). Perrine Delacour is 5e six shots from the leading woman.

A Evian,

The sun shone again at the Evian Resort Golf Club this Friday. Without wind and with greens a little less firm than usual, the manicured course struggled to defend itself and the elite of world golf investigated the birdies, despite devilishly placed flags. It was the Canadian Brooke Henderson who signed the card of the day with, like the day before, a superb 64 (-7), completed by three birdies on her last three holes. Enough to propel her to the top of the tournament with an impressive total of 128 (-14). “I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve played this way after two rounds at a Major, confides the winner of the PGA Championship 2016. I’m hitting the ball well and making a few putts and looking forward to the weekend. The greens are complex, but I often managed to put myself in a good position to sink the putts».

The 10e World Cup is three strokes ahead of number three Nelly Korda. Very wise on the first nine holes, played in par, the American managed a fiery finish with a birdie at 17 (par 4) and, above all, an eagle at 18 (par 5) with the shot of the day. A fabulous hybrid shot 5 that planted mast to secure the eagle. “ I had more trouble on this hole yesterday, because I had the ball lower than my feet (his second shot had landed in water). I managed a nice fade while in control because my ball was not well placed in the first cut of rough.” It will be necessary to count this weekend on the winner of the PGA Championship 2021, back from injury.

Behind the Canadian and the American, we find a duo of pursuers with the Koreans Sei Young Kim and Yeon So Ryu at -9. Six golfers point to -8, including number 5e world, Atthaya Thitikul and Picardy Perrine Delacour, author of a second card of 68 (-3) for a very nice total of -8. With her 20th place obtained in 2015, Karine Icher remains the highest ranked Frenchwoman since the tournament became a Major in 2013. Delacour can dream of going higher.

They were four French women in the running. They will be three again this weekend. Only the best tricolor player in the world ranking, Céline Boutier fails one shot from the cut. With a second round played in par and a total of +1 over two rounds, the adventure already ends there for the 23e world. Disappointment. ” I had a little trouble on the driving, she confirms. From the rough, it’s complicated to attack the flags. I suffered on the reading of the greens even if I found that I had not putt too badly.” Agathe Laisné (in par) narrowly crosses the cut at 70e place (a first in three participations) and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (-1) points to 54e place.

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