US Women's Open: Inbee Park shoots 68 to take lead in New York

Last Updated: 29/06/13 2:37pm

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Inbee Park: Continuing her dominance

Inbee Park: Continuing her dominance

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Inbee Park is on track to win her third straight major of the year after taking the lead on day two of the US Women's Open.

World number one Park, who was the youngest winner of this tournament when she was crowned champion in 2008, is looking for a clean sweep of major titles this season having already captured the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the LPGA Championship.

The South Korean is two shots clear of the chasing pack after a round of 68 at Sebonack Golf Club which featured six birdies and two bogeys.

That took her to nine under-par overall before play was suspended for the day due to fog at the course in Southampton, New York, and she retained her two-shot lead after the round was completed on Saturday morning

"I think we got very lucky that we finished today. I played very good golf today," Park told the LPGA's official website.

"I gave myself a lot of good opportunities, a very good ball striking day. I left a couple out there, but I'm very satisfied with today's score.

"It was a little tougher to play in the fog, but I made a birdie so I don't think it really came into effect for me."

Park's compatriot In-Kyung Kim is two shots back after a three-under-par 69, while England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff is third on 139 after finishing her second round on Saturday morning with two pars and a birdie at the par-five 18th to card a score of 69.

American Lizette Salas carded a 72 on Friday to stand on 140, one stroke ahead of compatriots Jessica Korda and Angela Stanford.

Ha-Neul Kim was the surprise overnight leader but she faded badly, carding a 77 to fall back to one-under.

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