Brooke Henderson, of Canada, hits her approach shot from the fairway to the ninth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the second round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Friday, April 24, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Ri
Eric Risberg
April 24, 2015

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) Brooke Henderson is fearless and goes for it on shots when others might be more conservative, and that approach worked for the Canadian teen Friday morning in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

Henderson shot a tournament-record 7-under 65 to take the lead halfway through the second round.

''That's pretty cool,'' the 17-year-old Henderson said.

That sizzling round put her at 9 under at Lake Merced Golf Club, where world No. 1 and defending champion Lydia Ko shot an even-par 72 to remain 5 under after taking the first-round lead Thursday. There were still afternoon rounds to play Friday, including local favorite Juli Inkster after her opening 68.

As Ko celebrated her 18th birthday, she cleared the way for a new teen star to shine.

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