No. 1 Inbee Park takes over lead
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Look out for No. 1. Midway through a long day -- 36 holes -- at the LPGA Championship, the world's top-ranked player has made her move.
South Korea's Inbee Park, who started the third round Sunday trailing American Morgan Pressel by 2 strokes, moved to the lead after 54 holes at Locust Hill Country Club. Park shot her second consecutive 68 under the sunny skies that have finally come on the last day of the tournament.
That put Park at 8-under 208 going into the afternoon's final 18 holes; she seeks her third major title.
Pressel didn't play poorly in the third round, though, shooting a 1-under 71 to put her a shot behind Park at 209. But Pressel hasn't won an LPGA tournament since 2008, while Park is seeking her fourth victory of 2013, including the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the year's first major.
Also in the hunt is Jiyai Shin, who ended the third round in third place at 210, and two other South Koreans who have won previous major championships: Sun Young Yoo and Na Yeon Choi, who finished the round tied for fourth at 212.
Two Americans had solid performances in the third round. Kristy McPherson shot a 3-under 69 and is at 214 overall. Michelle Wie shot a 1-under 71 and is at 215.
The best score of the third round is also the lowest so far at this tournament: a 6-under 66 by Japan's Ai Miyazato. She's at 215 overall.