Henderson takes Portland Classic lead

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A late run of birdies helped Brooke Henderson to a one-shot lead after 36 holes at the Cambia Portland Classic.

The Canadian teenager birdied three of her last four holes to put a one-shot buffer between herself and Caroline Masson of Germany.

Starting at the tenth tee, Henderson, who fired an opening 66, stuttered early on with a bogey at the 11th, but she rebounded with birdies at the 12th and 14th to take the turn in 35. A further birdie followed at the third before her late run saw her move to 11 under for the tournament, with a birdie-three at the par-four ninth, her last hole, putting Henderson in front.

Masson was the big mover at Columbia Edgewater on Friday, with the German enjoying a bogey-free 64, the low round of the day. Four birdies on the front nine and a further four birdies on the back nine propelled Masson to eight under for the day and 10-under for the tournament.

Candie Kung (66), Jenny Shin (68), and Julieta Granada (69) are next best on nine under. Kim Kaufman (67), Hyo Joo Kim (68), and Mo Martin (69) are three shots off the pace on eight under.

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