South Korea's Park opens two-shot lead in Waterloo
24 Jun 2012 - 00:47:36
Former US Women's Open winner Inbee Park shot a five-under 66 to seize a two-shot lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour's Manulife Financial Classic on Saturday.
South Korea's Park completed 54 holes at 14-under par 199 at the Grey Silo course. Her lone win on the Tour came during the 2008 US Woman's Open.
Park made birdie on the par-five 18 after posting a bogey on the par-three 17th hole.
The event is new on the LPGA calendar this year but it got off to a rocky start due to weather delays in the opening two rounds. Seven players had to finish their second rounds on Saturday morning.
Brittany Lang and Hee Kyung Seo each shot four-under 67 to reach 12 under, and Swede Anna Nordqvist is alone in fourth place at 10 under following a 67.
Feng Shanshan, of China, was nine under along with Karin Sjodin, Nicole Hage and Sandra Changkija, who led after the opening round. Feng is coming off a major victory two weeks ago at the LPGA Championship.
Feng shot a 70, Sjodin had 69, Hage 67 and Changkija 69. Stacy Lewis had a 69 to top the group at eight under. Lewis is a two-time winner this season.
American Michelle Wie is tied for 53rd at even-par 213 after a 73 on Saturday.