Henderson 5 strokes back as play is suspended due to darkness

Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson (Sarah Stier/ Getty Images)

WEST CALDWELL, NJ. – For the second consecutive day, fog wreaked havoc at the 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup. A dense morning blanket caused a 2½-hour delay on Friday, causing play to ultimately be suspended due to darkness at 6:18 p.m. with 63 players (all but the first group off No. 10) still to finish their rounds. Second-round play will resume Saturday at 7:15 a.m., with the third round beginning no earlier than 10:30 a.m.

First-round leader Jin Young Ko still sits atop the leaderboard at -10, with four holes left to finish on Saturday morning. Starting Friday at No. 10, she followed a bogey at No. 17 with birdies at 18, 2 and 3 to sit -2 on her round when play was suspended.

Brooke Henderson finished her round 5 shots back to sit T9 but is looking to capitalize on her opportunities heading into the weekend.

“I like to think that I play well on the weekends. One thing is I learn the course a little bit more, become a little bit more comfortable,” said Henderson. Once the pressure is off of the cut and everything, my only thought is the lead and climbing up as much as I can. So I feel like maybe a little bit more determined toward the top of the leaderboard, and just trying to make as many birdies to try to make my way up there”

Fellow Canadian Alena Sharp finished the round at 2 over.

Play will resume Saturday morning.

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