Inbee Park takes LPGA lead in Mexico

South Korea's Inbee Park watches her shot after she tees off on the first hole during the third day of the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational at the Guadalajara Country Club in Guadalajara, Mexico.

South Korea's Inbee Park watches her shot after she tees off on the first hole during the third day of the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational at the Guadalajara Country Club in Guadalajara, Mexico.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Inbee Park moved into position for her third victory of the year, shooting a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

The South Korean player had a 15-under 201 total at Guadalajara Country Club. She won the Evian Masters in France in July and the LPGA Malaysia last month and leads the LPGA tour money list, with $2,178,223.

Park also is trying to catch Stacy Lewis in the points race for LPGA Player of the Year, but has to win Sunday and next week in the season-ending Titleholders to have any chance to pass Lewis, who is No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings, behind Yani Tseng.

Cristie Kerr was second after a 67.

So Yeon Ryu was third at 12 under after a 67. Second-round leader Angela Stanford was another stroke back after a 72, and Karine Icher had a 69 to reach 9 under.

Lewis, coming off her tour-leading fourth victory of the year last week in Japan, was tied for sixth at 8 under with Michelle Wie, Candie Kung and Hee Kyung Seo. Trying to become the first U.S. player of the year since Beth Daniel in 1994, Lewis shot a 71. Wie followed her second-round 75 with a 67, Kung had a 71, and Seo shot 69.

Suzann Pettersen, coming off consecutive victories in South Korea and Taiwan, was 4 under after a 68.

Ochoa was 3 under after a 70. The Mexican star won 27 LPGA titles before retiring at age 28 in 2010. She missed the event last year before the birth of son Pedro in December.

Tseng was 1 over after a 76.

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