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Inbee Park opens huge lead on a day when LPGA enjoys eagle-fest at Kia Classic

Inbee Park shot a second straight 69 and her third spherical within the 60s this week to race out to a five-shot lead heading into the ultimate spherical of the Kia Classic.

Park, who has 20 wins in her LPGA profession, had 4 birdies and a bogey on Saturday at the Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California.

Mel Reid, Minjee Lee and Mi Jung Hur are all at 7 below, 5 again.

Madelene Sagstrom doubled the primary gap on Saturday however then ripped off birdies on seven of her subsequent eight holes, made the flip with a 31 and went on to publish the perfect spherical of the week to this point with a 64. She undoubtedly discovered one thing after posting scores of 72 and 74 the primary two days. Sagstrom is in a three-way tie in fifth with World No. 1 Jin Young Ko and Lexi Thompson.

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A giant story on Saturday was the eagle frenzy.

There had been 11 eagles within the spherical, with Amy Olson having two of them, one on the eighth gap and one other on 16 after she drove the inexperienced.

Marina Alex additionally had two of them.

She, too, eagled the sixteenth after which two holes later, she one-hopped in one other eagle to finish her spherical.

Other eagles on Saturday:

  • Minjee Lee, ninth

  • Cydney Clanton, eighth

  • Nelly Korda, eighth

  • Ssu-Chia Cheng, sixteenth

  • So Yeon Ru, ninth

  • Aditi Ashok, eighth

  • Hannah Green, ninth

The Aviara course on Saturday was enjoying 6,125 yards, establishing two drivable par 4s.

Yardage the primary two days checked in at 6,408 and 6,437.

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