Inbee Park takes 3-stroke lead at Women's Australian Open
Park took a three-stroke lead at the Women's Australian Open on Saturday after a 5-under 68, including a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th at Royal Adelaide. “I had similar putts yesterday which didn't go in, but they did today," Park said. She led going into the final round of last week’s Vic Open in Australia but shot a 9-over 81 to fall into a tie for 16th. That will be the next tournament stop on the 2020 tour — in Phoenix from March 19-22 — following the cancellation of tournaments in Thailand (where Park won in 2013), in Singapore (where Park won the HSBC Women's Champions in 2015 and 2017) and in China. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.