PORTLAND, Ore. >> Defending champion Brooke Henderson and Sweden’s Suzann Pettersen share the lead at 11-under 133 after today’s second round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.
Pettersen shot the day’s low score with an 8-under 64, while No. 2 Henderson, an 18-year-old Canadian who won her first LPGA Tour event last year in Portland, shot 68 at Columbia Edgewater.
Pettersen and Henderson, who have combined to win three of the past five Portland Classics, lead by one stroke over Colombia’s Mariajo Uribe, who shot 67.
All three Hawaii golfers missed the cut. Three-time state champion Mariel Galdiano shot a 5-over 77 to fall from 14th to 81st. Galdiano, who will be a freshman at UCLA in the fall, shot a 70 on Thursday but struggled today with six bogeys and a double bogey. Galdiano, who won three state titles at Punahou, finished at 3-over 147.
Stephanie Kono, who played at Punahou and UCLA, had seven bogeys and a double bogey today en route to an 8-over 80. She finished at 9-over 153. Kapolei’s Sydney Maluenda, who will be a senior at Division III George Fox in the fall, had seven bogeys today en route to a 5-over 77. She finished at 13-over 157. Both Maluenda and Galdiano played as amateurs.
The No. 18 Pettersen, playing in the morning, had eight birdies on a bogey-free card. Henderson, playing in the afternoon, caught Pettersen when she rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the par-4, 393-yard 18th.
Henderson has shared or held Portland’s outright lead the past five rounds, dating back to last year’s second round.