Park In-bee surges to two-shot lead at Women's PGA

Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:29pm EDT
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By Larry Fine

HARRISON, New York (Reuters) - World number two Park In-bee is on track for a triple treat after making birdies at the final two holes on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Park's late surge propelled her past fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young, who stumbled by four-putting from just off the green at the final hole at Westchester Country Club in suburban New York.

Park, who shot seven-under-par 66, is in position to tick several boxes on Sunday.

A win would be her third in a row in this major event. She would also reclaim the world number one spot and exact revenge for a startling playoff defeat earlier this year.

"I don't know how to describe in words how I'm going to feel tomorrow if I ended up winning it," Park, 26, said after posting a 14-under 205 total. "But definitely it will feel very good."

LPGA Tour rookie Kim, who led by one after Friday's second round, held a one-shot lead until Park tied her with a birdie at 17.

The par-five 18th was nothing short of disastrous for the 22-year-old Kim, who almost reached the green with her second shot, but took four more to hole out.

Her long eagle putt from just short of the green left her eight feet away. Her birdie putt to remain tied for the lead slid four feet by and she missed the par putt and bogeyed to shoot 69 for 207.   Continued...

Jun 13, 2015; Harrison, NY, USA; Inbee Park hits out a sand trap on the first hole during the third round of the KMPG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club - West. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports