Published: Mon, September 04, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Henderson tied with Lewis for top spot at Cambria Portland Classic

Henderson tied with Lewis for top spot at Cambria Portland Classic

Lewis, who has lived in the Houston area since age 11 and now lives in the city that she refers to as her "hometown", could not help but be affected by the havoc Hurricane Harvey has unleashed on Houston.

Brooke Henderson popped to the top of the leaderboard Friday afternoon at the Cambia Portland Classic in OR, as she aims for her third straight LPGA championship in this tournament.

Being tied at 10-under par with Lewis, Henderson said, "Hopefully, I can just continue that trend over the next two days".

Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the lead with two-time defending champion Brooke Henderson and first-round leader In Gee Chun at 10-under 134 at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater.

Chun's 68 followed a 66 on Thursday as she seeks her first win of 2017 after four runner-up finishes.

The Solheim Cup star picked an opportune time to land her first LPGA Tour title since 2014 as she closed with a three-under 69 to earn a one-shot victory over Chun, with the first prize of $195,000 soon to be heading to the disaster relief fund in Texas. "I can hit the shots when I need to and hit the putts when I need to".

Her husband, Gerrod Chadwell, is the University of Houston women's golf coach.

"I am more appreciative".

Miyazato is retiring at the end of the season and this is her last official LPGA Tour event on American soil. Just what we're going to be able to do, we're going to be able to help rebuild houses and get their homes back.

Lewis' family moved to suburban Houston when she was 11 years old.

The 32-year-old American looked well on course to be able to hand over the Dollars 195,000 (£150,000) first prize when she started the day with a three-shot lead over the chasing pack and then birdied the opening two holes. Chun missed a short birdie putt at the par-4 14th, and pulled to within a stroke with a 45-foot birdie at the par-3 16th. The LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2013 and sister of world number three Ariya Jutanugarn, she is seeking her first career victory. She hit it to the back of the green and couldn't get the ball to stop.

Lewis calls Columbia-Edgewater "one of my favorite courses we actually play all year", and her recent results back it up. "It's nice to see yourself do that again".

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