KARUIZAWA, Japan (AP) — Teen star Brooke Henderson shot a 6-under 66 on Wednesday to help Canada take the first-round lead in the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.
The 16-year-old Henderson, the U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up, had six birdies in her bogey-free round on Karuizawa 72 Golf East's Oshitate course.
Augusta James added a 69 to give Canada a 9-under 135 total, the lowest first-round score in the history of the event. Brittany Marchand's 71 didn't count in the total.
Two-time defending champion South Korea was second at 7 under. So-Young Lee opened with a 67, Hye-Jin Choi shot 70, and Gyeol Park had a 75.
The United States was tied for eighth at 2 under. Alison Lee opened with a 68, U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kristen Gillman shot 74, and Emma Talley had a 77.