Inbee Park has two-stroke lead at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Inbee Park has two-stroke lead at KPMG Women's PGA Championship
Inbee Park hits out of a greenside sand trapat No. 1 during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Saturday. (Kathy Kmonicek / Associated Press)

Two-time defending champion Inbee Park shot a seven-under-par 66 on Saturday to overtake fellow South Korean Sei Young Kim for the lead after three rounds of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Kim, a rookie who came into the round with a one-stroke lead, shot a 69. The two had battled all afternoon and went into the final hole tied at 13 under. But Park made her seventh birdie of the day on 18, and Kim missed a four-foot putt for par.


Suzann Pettersen and 17-year-old Canadian sensation Brooke Henderson each shot a 71. They ended tied with Hall of Famer Karrie Webb in third place, six strokes back.

Webb was in second place to start the day, but had to overcome bogeys on her first two holes to shoot a 72.


Englishman Greg Owen and Fabian Gomez of Argentina each shot a three-under 67 Saturday to share a one-stroke lead after 54 holes at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn.

The wind kept everyone guessing from shot to shot on a hectic day at TPC Southwind where as many as six players had a piece of the lead at some point during the third round.

But Owen, looking for his first PGA Tour title in his 214th event, had four birdies and one bogey. Gomez opened with the first of his three bogeys and finished with six birdies.

Brooks Koepka had at least a piece of the lead through the first two rounds and got to 10 under. He finished with a 71 and is tied with Scott Brown (68) for second at 202.


Bernhard Langer shot a four-under 67 in the third round of the Senior Players Championship in Belmont, Mass., to open an eight-stroke lead heading into the final day.

Russ Cochran was even for the day and in second in the third Champions Tour major of the year at eight under. Scott Verplank shot a 66 in the third round to move into a four-way tie for third at the 6,812-yard, par-71 Belmont Country Club. He was tied with Colin Montgomerie, Jeff Hart and Guy Boros.

Langer is the defending champion, having won last year at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh. He is trying to become the first golfer to defend his title in the Senior Players Championship since Arnold Palmer in 1984-85.