Inbee Park leads Taiwan Championship

Inbee Park takes the lead after three rounds.
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YANG MEI, Taiwan (AP)

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

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


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''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.''

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. Christie Kerr (67) of the United States was at 10 under.

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