Moriya three behind, Henderson keeps lead at Meijer Classic

Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand watches her tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club

Henderson has a solid lead over South Korean Hur Mi-Jung (66), Spaniard Carlota Ciganda (64) and Lexi Thompson of the USA in the US$2 million (RM8.55 million) LPGA Tour event. I like the greens.

Thompson won the Kingsmill Championship last month in Virginia for her eighth LPGA Tour title after losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rules violation reported by a television viewer. She has a 36-hole lead for the first time since late last September in China in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

"It was just a stupid club coming in", she said.

"On a day like today when you don't know if you're going to have further rain delays or how the course is playing, I think it was really important to hit the fairways and I think that I was doing pretty well out there", Ko said. I was hitting the ball really well and some putts were dropping, which (was) kind of a change from the past few weeks. "Everything seems to be good".

However, Ariya's sister Moriya showed there is more than one champion in the family by scoring a 66 that left her three shots behind Henderson. The Chinese player is trying to complete a MI sweep after winning the LPGA Volvik Championship three weeks ago in Ann Arbor.

Current Rolex rankings leader Ariya Jutanugarn is at 9-under par with seven other players.

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There's also no doubt she's prepared to win.

Su Oh leads the two Australians who made the cut, the Victorian adding a third round of 65 to move into a share of 18th.

Hur kept bogeys off her scorecard on Friday as she fired her second straight five-under 66.

The back-to-back rounds of 62 give Wise a six-shot lead over Curtis Thompson and Kyoung-Hoon Lee at 16-under 124.

China's Feng Shanshan, American Lexi Thompson and Henderson's Canadian counterpart Jennifer Ha are among six golfers tied for second after shooting 64.

Seth Reeves and John Chin are another shot back of Thompson and Lee at 131.

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