LPGA: Hee Young Park storms into lead at LPGA Classic in Ontario
Last Updated: July 14, 2013 7:57pm
Hee Young Park: Nine birdies and an eagle
Hee Young Park fired a stunning 11-under 61 to claim the lead after the third round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Ontario.
The South Korean's remarkable performance lifted her one clear of Angela Stanford and two ahead of overnight leader Catriona Matthew.
Scottish Solheim Cup star Matthew held a three-shot advantage overnight, but she mixed six birdies with a bogey and a double-bogey in a three-under 68.
"It didn't maybe click quite as well for me today, I didn't hit it quite as close," Matthew said. "I had a lot of chances but just kind of left a few out there, and then I had a silly double on 12.
"I was kind of getting a bit greedy going for the hole and just pulled it, but it was nice to come back with a couple of birdies."
Park made useful strides up the leaderboard with two birdies and an eagle at the sixth taking her to the turn in 32.
Her momentum increased on the inward half, picking up six more shots to cap a back-nine 29 and a flawless round which swept her to 20 under par.
Stanford edged a shot ahead of Matthew after handing in a faultless seven-birdie 64, while Park's compatriot Meena Lee also kept a bogey off her card as a 65 got her to 17 under.
Matthew's Solheim Cup team-mate Anna Nordqvist is a further two strokes adrift after a 67, while world No 1 Inbee Park and No3 Suzann Pettersen both fired 68 to lie seven shots behind.