Brooke Henderson helps Canada take lead

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm •  Published: September 3, 2014
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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.