Park in three-way tie for lead in South Korea
Sung Hyun Park birdied her last two holes for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead in the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship as the South Korean bolstered her bid to win the LPGA rookie of the year and player of the year awards. Park was tied for the first-round lead with Min-Sun Kim and Minjee Lee. Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., was five shots off the lead. Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ont., opened with a 74. Cristie Kerr was among those at 67. Park, who won the U.S. Women’s Open this year for her first major and is No. 2 in the world, was playing Thursday in the featured group comprising the top three players in the world. The top-ranked So Yeon Ryu opened with a 72, while Lexi Thompson had a 69.