Park moves two ahead of Pettersen in third round of Sunrise Taiwan C'ship

Inbee Park at the Sunrise Taiwan Championship
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Inbee Park has held or shared the lead after each of the first three rounds of the Sunrise Taiwan Championship.
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Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 6:29 a.m.

YANG MEI, Taiwan -- Inbee Park of South Korea shot an 8-under 64 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Sunrise Taiwan Championship on the LPGA Tour.

Park had two eagles and five birdies and was at 18-under 198 at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club.


This is the second annual playing of the Sunrise Taiwan Championship, the first LPGA Tour event to be staged in Taiwan.

"Today, probably, was almost perfect for me," Park said. "I hit the ball great and putted really good today. Couldn't ask for better weather. It was a perfect day. The conditions of the golf course were perfect. I was able to go at every pin, so I was able to play aggressive."

Second-round co-leader Suzann Pettersen of Norway had six birdies in a round of 66 to sit in second place, two shots ahead of defending champion and local favorite Yani Tseng (66).

"I feel like I left lots of birdie chances out there today," Tseng said. "I didn't putt well again today, and I just feel (I'm) very (much) struggling out there."

Catriona Matthew of Scotland had a 68 and was in fourth, another two shots back at 12-under 204. Cristie Kerr (67) of the United States was at 10 under.