Park threatening LPGA scoring records

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Inbee Park looks like she might be in history-making mode again.

With a 10-under-par 62 Friday that has her atop the leaderboard at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, Park is on pace to shatter the tour’s 72-hole scoring record.

At 18-under 126 overall, Park is in position to break the record Annika Sorenstam set winning the Standard Register Ping in 2001. Sorenstam won that event at 27 under par. She did that with a 59 in the second round, the lowest 18-hole score in LPGA history.

Park isn’t the only player going low at Miramar Golf Country Club in Taipei. Mirim Lee equaled Park’s 62. Shanshan Feng and Lydia Ko shot 65s with Ko making six consecutive birdies. Almost half the field posted rounds in the 60s on Friday, with 36 players in the field of 79 doing so.  

“I shot 8 under and 10 under for two days and I'm only leading by three,” Park told reporters. “That tells how the course is playing really easy, and everybody is playing well on this golf course.”

Here are the best 72-hole scores in relation to par in LPGA history:

• 27 under, Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Golf Club (par 72), 2001 Standard Register Ping

• 26 under, Hee Young Park, Grey Silo Golf Course (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial

• 26 under, Angela Stanford, Grey Silo Golf Course (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial

• 26 under, Karrie Webb, Royal Pines Resort (par 72), 1999 Australian Ladies Masters


Here are the best 72-hole scores in LPGA history:

• 258 Hee Young Park, Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

• 258 Angela Stanford, Grey Silo Golf Course (par 71), 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

• 258 Karen Stupples, Dell Urich Golf Course (par 70), 2004 Welch's/Fry's Championship

• 259 Wendy Doolan, Dell Urich Golf Course (par 70), 2004 Welch's/Fry's Championship

• 261 Se Ri Pak, Highland Meadows Golf Club (par 71), 1998 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic

• 261 Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club (par 72), 2001 Standard Register Ping


Park’s 18-under total this week is second only to Sorenstam through 36 holes of an LPGA event. Here are the best 36-hole scores in relation to par in tour history:

• 20 Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club (par 71), 2001 Standard Register Ping

• 18 Inbee Park, Miramar Golf & Country Club (par 72), 2014 LPGA Taiwan Championship

• 18 Annika Sorenstam, Seta Golf Course (par 72), 2003 Mizuno Classic

• 17 Karrie Webb, Walnut Hills Country Club (par 72), 2000 Oldsmobile Classic

• 17 Wendy Ward, New Albany Golf Club (par 72), 2001 Wendy's Championship for Children

• 17 Paula Creamer, Highland Meadows Golf Club (par 71), 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.