Inbee Park Maintains Lead After 3rd Round Of 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship

Inbee Park and caddie (click to enlarge)

Inbee Park stands on the precipice of superstardom in the world of women’s golf. That’s right, I said it. She’s already a great player and acknowledged as such by those in the know. But even in the insular world of ladies golf fandom there are many whose magnetism surpasses the Queen Bee. And there are two, Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng, who are cleary separated from everybody else, even with Yani’s struggles of late. That could be about to change as Park is one solid round away from the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship title. Ah, but so much can happen in 18 holes. Remember that last year In-Kyung Kim was about a foot and a half away from winning KNC and ultimately didn’t. If Inbee continues to throw down 5-under 67s, as she did in both round 2 and a bogey-free round 3, she won’t need a tap in on 18 to take the leap into Poppie’s Pond. As for superstardom…why not? As much as it was celebrated that Stacy Lewis won the 2012 LPGA Player of the Year award, don’t forget that Inbee was right on her heels until the final tournament. Consider that a win here would make the Queen Bee a multiple Major winner and a multiple tournament winner in back to back years on the LPGA. She would have 4 victories and a Major from July 2012 to the beginning of April. If she wins, of course. There is still a lot of golf to be played. However, keep a seat open next to Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng in the pantheon of current women’s golf goddesses. They might have company soon.

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LEXI THOMPSON

LYDIA KO

YANI TSENG

MIKA MIYAZATO

MORGAN PRESSEL

MOMOKO UEDA

MEENA LEE

INBEE PARK

LIZETTE SALAS

AI MIYAZATO

ANNA NORDQVIST

ANGELA STANFORD

KARRIE WEBB

what a tough lie!

JESSICA KORDA

HEE KYUNG SEO

PAULA CREAMER

PORNANONG PHATLUM

SE RI PAK

BEATRIZ RECARI

NATALIE GULBIS

PAIGE MACKENZIE

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Inbee Park 70 67 67 4:40 pm -5 F -12 204
2 Lizette Salas 70 68 69 4:40 pm -3 F -9 207
T3 Angela Stanford 70 74 66 4:31 pm -6 F -6 210
T3 Suzann Pettersen 68 75 67 4:22 pm -5 F -6 210
T3 Karrie Webb 72 71 67 4:31 pm -5 F -6 210
T3 Jessica Korda 70 72 68 4:13 pm -4 F -6 210
T3 Karine Icher 72 70 68 4:22 pm -4 F -6 210
T3 Pornanong Phatlum 71 69 70 4:13 pm -2 F -6 210
T9 Paula Creamer 74 68 69 3:56 pm -3 F -5 211
T9 Caroline Hedwall 71 68 72 3:56 pm E F -5 211
T11 So Yeon Ryu 73 71 68 3:47 pm -4 F -4 212
T11 Jiyai Shin 70 71 71 3:47 pm -1 F -4 212
T11 Hee Young Park 70 70 72 3:38 pm E F -4 212
T14 Sarah Jane Smith 72 72 69 3:38 pm -3 F -3 213
T14 Hee Kyung Seo 72 70 71 3:29 pm -1 F -3 213
T14 Anna Nordqvist 69 72 72 3:29 pm E F -3 213
T17 Ayako Uehara 72 72 70 3:20 pm -2 F -2 214
T17 Caroline Masson 70 73 71 3:20 pm -1 F -2 214
T17 Moriya Jutanugarn 70 72 72 3:11 pm E F -2 214
T17 Cristie Kerr 71 71 72 3:11 pm E F -2 214
T17 Haeji Kang 72 69 73 3:02 pm +1 F -2 214
T17 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 68 72 74 3:02 pm +2 F -2 214
T23 Belen Mozo 74 72 69 2:53 pm -3 F -1 215
T23 Catriona Matthew 72 73 70 2:53 pm -2 F -1 215
T23 Stacy Lewis 73 71 71 2:44 pm -1 F -1 215
T23 Na Yeon Choi 68 75 72 2:44 pm E F -1 215
T23 Amy Yang 69 73 73 2:27 pm +1 F -1 215
T23 Michelle Wie 72 70 73 2:27 pm +1 F -1 215
T23 Giulia Sergas 70 69 76 2:18 pm +4 F -1 215
T30 Yani Tseng 72 75 69 2:09 pm -3 F E 216
T30 Chella Choi 75 72 69 2:18 pm -3 F E 216
T30 Momoko Ueda 74 71 71 2:00 pm -1 F E 216
T30 Beatriz Recari 75 70 71 2:09 pm -1 F E 216
T30 Eun-Hee Ji 73 71 72 2:00 pm E F E 216
T30 Jane Park 70 73 73 1:42 pm +1 F E 216
T30 Jacqui Concolino 70 73 73 1:51 pm +1 F E 216
T30 Jennifer Johnson 72 71 73 1:51 pm +1 F E 216
T30 Se Ri Pak 72 69 75 1:42 pm +3 F E 216
T39 Mariajo Uribe 72 76 69 1:33 pm -3 F +1 217
T39 Mina Harigae 72 74 71 1:24 pm -1 F +1 217
T39 Lydia Ko 72 74 71 1:24 pm -1 F +1 217
T39 Stephanie Meadow 73 73 71 1:33 pm -1 F +1 217
T39 Alison Walshe 71 74 72 1:15 pm E F +1 217
T39 Gerina Piller 73 71 73 1:15 pm +1 F +1 217
T39 Ai Miyazato 74 68 75 1:06 pm +3 F +1 217
T46 Carlota Ciganda 76 72 70 1:06 pm -2 F +2 218
T46 Christel Boeljon 74 73 71 12:57 pm -1 F +2 218
T46 Natalie Gulbis 74 72 72 12:48 pm E F +2 218
T46 Jee Young Lee 76 70 72 12:57 pm E F +2 218
T50 Shanshan Feng 78 71 70 12:48 pm -2 F +3 219
T50 Lexi Thompson 76 72 71 12:39 pm -1 F +3 219
T50 Morgan Pressel 72 75 72 12:39 pm E F +3 219
T50 Ashlan Ramsey 71 75 73 12:13 pm +1 F +3 219
T50 Karin Sjodin 72 74 73 12:22 pm +1 F +3 219
T50 Julieta Granada 77 69 73 12:22 pm +1 F +3 219
T50 Cindy LaCrosse 72 73 74 12:13 pm +2 F +3 219
T57 Vicky Hurst 75 74 71 11:55 am -1 F +4 220
T57 Jenny Shin 75 74 71 12:04 pm -1 F +4 220
T57 Mo Martin 78 71 71 12:04 pm -1 F +4 220
T57 Sophie Gustafson 74 72 74 11:55 am +2 F +4 220
T57 Karen Stupples 73 72 75 11:46 am +3 F +4 220
T62 Ha-Neul Kim 73 75 73 11:46 am +1 F +5 221
T62 Pernilla Lindberg 72 75 74 11:37 am +2 F +5 221
T64 Hee-Won Han 74 75 73 11:37 am +1 F +6 222
T64 I.K. Kim 75 73 74 11:28 am +2 F +6 222
T64 Angel Yin 73 75 74 11:28 am +2 F +6 222
T67 Meena Lee 76 72 75 11:19 am +3 F +7 223
T67 Paige Mackenzie 72 75 76 11:19 am +4 F +7 223
T67 Camilla Hedberg 72 72 79 11:10 am +7 F +7 223
T70 Maria Hjorth 75 74 75 11:10 am +3 F +8 224
T70 Mika Miyazato 76 72 76 11:01 am +4 F +8 224
T70 Candie Kung 75 72 77 11:01 am +5 F +8 224
73 Lindsey Wright 74 75 76 10:56 am +4 F +9 225
T74 Chie Arimura 75 75 MC MC 150
T74 Lindy Duncan 81 69 MC MC 150
T74 Austin Ernst 74 76 MC MC 150
T74 Veronica Felibert 73 77 MC MC 150
T74 Danielle Kang 74 76 MC MC 150
T74 Jennie Lee 77 73 MC MC 150
T74 Seon Hwa Lee 74 76 MC MC 150
T74 Sydnee Michaels 78 72 MC MC 150
T74 Azahara Munoz 76 74 MC MC 150
T74 Stacy Prammanasudh 74 76 MC MC 150
T74 Jennifer Song 74 76 MC MC 150
T85 Nicole Castrale 79 72 MC MC 151
T85 Doris Chen 74 77 MC MC 151
T85 Louise Friberg 71 80 MC MC 151
T85 Yoon-Kyung Heo 77 74 MC MC 151
T85 Juli Inkster 77 74 MC MC 151
T85 Brittany Lang 80 71 MC MC 151
T85 Brittany Lincicome 77 74 MC MC 151
T85 Thidapa Suwannapura 79 72 MC MC 151
T93 Helen Alfredsson 75 77 MC MC 152
T93 Sandra Gal 78 74 MC MC 152
T93 Pat Hurst 74 78 MC MC 152
T93 Mindy Kim 76 76 MC MC 152
T93 Dewi Claire Schreefel 72 80 MC MC 152
T98 Katie Futcher 76 77 MC MC 153
T98 M.J. Hur 81 72 MC MC 153
T98 Jimin Kang 76 77 MC MC 153
T98 Becky Morgan 75 78 MC MC 153
T98 Sun Young Yoo 77 76 MC MC 153
103 Georgia Hall 79 75 MC MC 154
104 Katherine Hull-Kirk 82 74 MC MC 156
T105 Amanda Blumenherst 79 78 MC MC 157
T105 Ilhee Lee 76 81 MC MC 157
107 Ji Young Oh 74 84 MC MC 158
108 Amy Alcott 81 80 MC MC 161
109 Isabelle Lendl 84 89 MC MC 173
110 Jeong Jang 80 WD WD WD 80
111 Eunjung Yi 81 WD WD WD 81
Alison Lee
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