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Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson leads LPGA event in Portland

Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson leads LPGA event in Portland
Brooke Hendersontees off at No. 18 during the first round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic. (Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images)

Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson birdied three of her last four holes for a five-under-par 67 and the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour's Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon.

The 17-year-old Henderson had an 11-under 133 total at Columbia Edgewater for a one-shot lead over Caroline Masson, the German player who had the best round of the week a 64.

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Playing in cool, breezy and sometimes wet conditions, Henderson grabbed the outright lead with an eight8-foot birdie putt on the par-four ninth, her 18th hole of the day. Henderson made her only bogey of the tournament at 11, but rebounded with birdies at 12, 14 and 3 before the late burst.

Henderson, who turns 18 in September, has made $466,818 in nine LPGA Tour tournaments and has the outright 36-hole lead for the third time. LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan denied Henderson's age petition last year, preventing her from playing Q-school. She earned a spot in the field in Monday qualifying.

Masson had eight birdies, four on each nine, in her second straight bogey-free round after missing the cuts in five of her six previous tournaments.

Candie Kung, Julieta Granada and Jenny Shin were tied for third at nine under. Kung, a four-time LPGA Tour winner, had a 66, Granada shot 69, and Shin 68.

O'Sullivan advances at U.S. Women's Amateur

Hannah O'Sullivan made a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole to beat Southern Methodist junior Lindsey McCurdy, 1 up, in the U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinals in Portland, Ore.

Two holes down after 10 holes at Portland Golf Club, the 17-year-old O'Sullivan, from Chandler, Arizona, won the next four holes — making three pars and a birdie on the par-four 14th — to take a 2-up lead.

McCurdy, from Liberty Hill, Texas, won the par-4 16th with a par to pull within one, and halved the par-three 17th to keep the match alive. O'Sullivan holed the winning putt after running her 25-foot birdie attempt past the hole on the par-five 18th.

O'Sullivan, also a semifinalist last year, will face 17-year-old Mathilda Cappeliez of France, a 5-and-4 winner over Tennessee sophomore Anna Newell of Tampa, Florida.

In the other quarterfinals, 17-year-old Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Fla., beat UCLA junior Bronte Law of England, 5 and 3; and 18-year-old UCLA freshman Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., topped 16-year-old Mika Liu of Los Angeles, 5 and 4.

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