Park two clear after three rounds
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Inbee Park of South Korea holds a two-stroke lead after the third round of the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Ontario.
Park’s round of five under 66 on Saturday put her in the box seat heading into the final day, with the Korean leading Hee Kyung (67) and American Brittany Lang (67) by two, while Sweden's Anna Nordqvist is a further shot adrift.
Park, whose best finish in 2012 has been a tie for ninth at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, recovered from a bogey on the 17th hole to sink a birdie on the 18th.
"I hit the ball very good today," Park said.
"I hit a lot of good iron shots, and I think I played the par fives really good today, that helped me a lot.
"There were some more putts out there that I could have made, but I was really happy with the way I hit the ball today. Hopefully, tomorrow it will be a better putting day."
China's Feng Shanshan, LPGA Championship winner at the Hills Country Club on June 11, shares fifth after scoring a 70 and is joined by Americans Nicole Hage (67) and Sandra Changkija, and Sweden's Karin Sjodin (69).
Karrie Webb registered a 72 to be the best-placed Australian at the end of day three in 47th spot, while Sarah Jane Smith's even-par 70 and Katherine Hull's two-over 72 saw them occupy 52nd and 63rd place respectively.