Park Inbee leads after shooting 10-under

October 31, 2014

LPGA Taiwan Championship 2R

(KLPGA photo / Yonhap)

Park Inbee shot a 10-under 62 to take a commanding 3-shot lead at the LPGA Taiwan Championship. (KLPGA photo / Yonhap)

South Korean world No. 1 Park Inbee looks unstoppable after shooting a 10-under 62 at the LPGA Taiwan Championship, giving her a commanding 3-shot lead over an exceptionally strong field that includes world No. 2 Stacy Lewis who is currently in seventh at 9-under.

”Everything was working really good out there today,” Park told an AP reporter. ”I probably didn’t hit it as close as yesterday, but I holed a lot of putts today. And this season, I’ve been struggling with my putter. This week has been totally different to what I’ve been putting.”

Her 10-under is tied for the lowest round on the LPGA this year in relation to par, which is even more impressive considering the season is a few weeks from ending.

The other 10-under round goes to another South Korean golfer, Lee Mi-rim who also shot 62 with 10 birdies in a bogey-free round. Despite only hitting 50 percent of fairways in the second round, her irons were especially sharp as she hit 14 of 18 greens.

”My irons were very good, so I had a lot of chances,” Lee said.

After two fiercely competitive rounds, five South Korean golfers, including Park and Lee, are still within the top-8.

As the leaderboard currently stands, no other country has more than one player in the top-10. After the first round, the Americans had two in Stacy Lewis and Michelle Wie, but Wie shot a 2-under 70 to fall back to eighteenth at 6-under overall. The fact that she had a decent round and dropped a few spots speaks more to the strength of the other players at the top.

Rookie phenom Lydia Ko fired six straight birdies on Nos. 3-8 to bring her into contention at tied-for-third.

Other South Korean notables include Ryu So-yeon, Chella Choi and Choi Na-yeon who are all tied for eighth at 8-under.