Webb sits third at WPGA golf champs in US

Australian Hall-of-Famer Karrie Webb sits equal third but six shots off the lead going into the final round of the Women’s PGA Championship in New York.

Webb, who started the day in second place, shook off bogeys at her first two holes to card a one-under-par 72 and head a trio of players on 211.

Park In-Bee fired a flawless seven-under 66 on Saturday to seize a two-stroke lead and close in on a third straight title at the event.

The South Korean star birdied three of the last four holes at Westchester Country Club, capping her round with back-to-back birdies for a 54-hole total of 14-under 205 in the second major of the 2015 LPGA season.

She was two strokes clear of overnight leader Kim Sei-Young, who stumbled to a three-putt bogey at the final hole of a four-under-par 69 for 207.

LPGA Tour rookie Kim had gone to the final hole tied for the lead, but Park’s birdie coupled with her own miscue suddenly put Park in a commanding position entering the fourth round.

On Sunday, Park will aim to join Annika Sorenstam as the only players to win the tournament, formerly known as the LPGA Championship, three years in a row.

Swedish great Sorenstam accomplished the feat from 2003-05.

Park is also homing in on the world No.1 ranking of New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko, who missed the cut on Friday – a first in her precocious pro career.

Joining Webb in a tie for third are Norwegian veteran Suzann Pettersen and 17-year-old Canadian sensation Brook Henderson, both shooting 71s.

American Morgan Pressel was alone in sixth after a 69 for 212.

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