Chevron Championship: Brooke Henderson charges up leaderboard before lightning suspends play | Golf News

Jodi Ewart Shadoff is the leading Brit on -5, Lottie Woad continues to impress on -4 with several holes still left to play; watch the final round live on Sunday from 7pm on Sky Sports Mix

Canadian Brooke Henderson stormed up the leaderboard before lightning suspended the third round of the Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the year.

Henderson, who started her third round at two under, carded eight under after 17 holes – with seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-hole stretch – to move tied with Nelly Korda on 10-under par, who has played 11 holes.

Both are a shot behind leader Atthaya Thitikul who was 11-under par through 12 holes before play was suspended.

Korda, who is trying to tie an LPGA Tour record with her fifth straight victory, was three under through 11 holes to sit one shot off the lead. The top-ranked Korda is seeking her second major after winning the Women’s PGA Championship in 2021. She could join Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2004-05) as the only players to win five consecutive LPGA events.

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England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff is the leading Brit on five under, while amateur Lottie Woad continues to impress on four under with several holes still left to play of her third round.

“You know, I’ve been hitting it really well all week,” Henderson said.

“I just wasn’t really capitalising on some of the opportunities. I was just playing really steady, really solid. Today I was able to make a few putts. I kind of just really felt a lot of great momentum with my putter and was able to keep it pretty hot throughout the back nine.

“A little disappointed I dropped the one shot on 16, but I have 18 left tomorrow morning early, so hopefully go out and post a good score and then go into tomorrow with a lot of confidence and a lot of momentum.”

Korda is looking at a par putt on the 12th hole when play resumes.

“I had a bogey-free three under on the front nine and I have probably a three- or four-footer for par on the hole that I didn’t finish so overall I feel like I played pretty good,” Korda said. “The greens are a little softer than maybe days prior, so I could be a little bit more aggressive, but overall I felt pretty good out there.”

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