Park Still on Top at Q-School


LPGA Tour _newDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jane Park shot a 1-under 71 in windy and wet conditions Friday at LPGA International to take a two-stroke lead over Kelli Kuehne after the third round of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
The top 17 players Sunday after the fifth round will earn 2008 LPGA Tour cards, while the next 35 will receive conditional status.
Park, the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur winner, had a 10-under 206 total. She played the Champions Course on Friday.
'Once I sank my last putt, I realized how cold it was,' the former UCLA star said. 'Each hole was literally playing 20 yards longer. I hit 5-iron into greens I was hitting 9-iron into yesterday. It was much tougher and didn't really allow us to attack. I was very pleased with my round and pleased to be under par, again.'
Kuehne, second behind Park for the third straight day, shot a 70, also on the Champions Course.
'I played well and gave myself opportunities. I hit it close and, if I didn't make it, I was able to tap it in,' Kuehne said. 'It was definitely longer and we played into the wind more, but I was hitting it well enough and my shots were online. I just want to take it one day at a time, make pars and post rounds under par.
Colombia's Carolina Llano (69) was third at 7 under, and former Duke star Liz Janangelo (70), Hannah Jun (71), Meredith Duncan (71) and Nicole Hage (68) followed at 5 under.
Full-Field Scores:
The Top 17 (no ties) will receive exempt status on the LPGA Tour in 2008
1Jane Park65-70-71206(-10)
2Kelli Kuehne67-71-70208(-8)
3Carolina Llano69-71-69209(-7)
4Hannah Jun73-67-71211(-5)
Meredith Duncan69-71-71211(-5)
Nicole Hage71-72-68211(-5)
Liz Janangelo70-71-70211(-5)
8Anna Grzebien70-72-70212(-4)
Ashleigh Simon70-70-72212(-4)
Su A Kim70-72-70212(-4)
Angela Jerman72-73-67212(-4)
Taylor Leon73-71-68212(-4)
13Russy Gulyanamitta69-72-72213(-3)
Jacqueline Yang69-73-71213(-3)
Hee Young Park72-67-74213(-3)
Tracy Hanson73-66-74213(-3)
Becky Lucidi72-71-70213(-3)
Chris Brady75-70-68213(-3)
Beth Allen71-71-71213(-3)
Sophie Giquel72-70-71213(-3)
21Emma Cabrera-Bello73-69-72214(-2)
Hwan Hee Lee70-71-73214(-2)
Danielle Downey72-71-71214(-2)
Nina Reis73-71-70214(-2)
*Shanshan Feng72-72-70214(-2)
26Virada Nirapathpongporn71-72-72215(-1)
Maru Martinez72-71-72215(-1)
Yani Tseng70-73-72215(-1)
Sarah Kemp71-70-74215(-1)
Na Yeon Choi68-74-73215(-1)
Eun Jung Yi73-72-70215(-1)
Lisa Fernandes74-73-68215(-1)
Amy Yang72-73-70215(-1)
Louise Friberg71-73-71215(-1)
Sarah-Jane Kenyon73-71-71215(-1)
36Sofie Andersson73-69-74216E
Kristina Tucker70-76-70216E
Audra Burks74-73-69216E
39Amie Cochran72-70-75217(+1)
Sarah Lynn Sargent69-71-77217(+1)
Michelle Ellis75-71-71217(+1)
Anna Rawson72-73-72217(+1)
43Clarissa Childs71-73-74218(+2)
Leah Wigger72-73-73218(+2)
Anja Monke72-70-76218(+2)
Adrienne White70-74-74218(+2)
Jennifer Gleason73-72-73218(+2)
*Sandra Gal76-70-72218(+2)
Louise Stahle75-72-71218(+2)
Brandi Jackson77-68-73218(+2)
Sarah Oh70-76-72218(+2)
52Eileen Vargas73-70-76219(+3)
Hana Kim71-74-74219(+3)
Lee Ann Walker-Cooper74-71-74219(+3)
May Wood72-71-76219(+3)
Cindy Pasechnik73-69-77219(+3)
Song Hee Kim74-68-77219(+3)
Sukjin Lee Wuesthoff69-74-76219(+3)
Na Ri Kim74-73-72219(+3)
*Kristie Smith74-74-71219(+3)
Dana Je77-72-70219(+3)
Simi Mehra73-74-72219(+3)
Onnarin Sattayabanphot74-71-74219(+3)
Nicole Jeray74-71-74219(+3)
Jeanne Cho-Hunicke71-76-72219(+3)

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