Park leads HSBC as Ko lurks

Inbee Park carded a four-under-par 68 to claim a two-shot lead after the third round of the HSBC Women's Champions on Saturday.

In what was a bogey-free round by the former world number one at the Sentosa Golf Club, Park carded four birdies to finish the round on 13-under, two shots ahead of Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis, who both carded 67s on the day.

In a tie for fourth, another two shots further behind, Anna Nordqvist, Suzann Pettersen and Azahara Munoz after all three players notched 68s on the day.

Last year’s winner Paula Creamer continued to struggle and finds herself in a tie for 50th after a round of 74. Also on three-over is money rankings leader Amy Yang, who had four bogeys in her round of 78.

Carlota Ciganda, who was in a tie for the lead after the second round, dropped to a tie for eighth along with Shanshan Feng and Jessica Korda.  Gianda notched a 74 while Feng and Korda carded 68 and 70, respectively.

Michelle Wie had an inconsistent round and battled to a 74 as well to finish the third round in a tie for 38th on one-over.