Park in three-way tie for lead in South Korea

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - SPORTS -

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.

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