MEXICO CITY (AP) Inbee Park made two late birdies and shot 5-under 67 to open a three-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA Tour's Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
The second-ranked South Korean star hit a 7-iron to 3 feet to set up a birdie on the par-3 16th, and made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 17th. She had a 10-under 206 total at tree-lined Club de Golf Mexico.
Park is making her first start since withdrawing in China two weeks ago because of a cyst on her left middle finger. She has four victories this season, winning two of the five majors.
Sei Young Kim, also from South Korea, was second after a 70. She won the event two weeks ago in China for her third victory of the season and has wrapped up the tour's rookie of the year award.