Date: November 11, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Park on top in Mexico

Inbee Park will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational after a six-under 66 in Mexico on Saturday. The South Korean is primed for her third victory of 2012, leading at 15 under from Cristie Kerr at the Guadalajara Country Club. Having won the Evian Masters in July and the LPGA Malaysia last month, Lee leads the LPGA Tour money list and can pass Stacy Lewis in the player of the year points race if she wins the two season-ending events. Kerr shot a 67 and leads So Yeon Ryu (67), who is three shots off the lead on 12 under, while second-round leader Angela Stanford (72) is a shot further back at 11 under. Frenchwoman Karine Icher is in outright fifth at nine under from a group of four at eight under. They include Americans Michelle Wie, Lewis and Candie Kung as well as South Korean Hee Kyung Seo. Lorena Ochoa herself is at three under after a 70. The winner of 27 LPGA titles stepped out especially for the tournament following her retirement in 2010.