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Inbee in command in Mexico

Inbee Park will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico after a flawless performance on the third day.

The South Korean rolled in six birdies and kept a bogey off her card at the Guadalajara Country Club to post a 54-hole score of 15 under par.

Park is two clear of American veteran Cristie Kerr, who also carded six birdies but dropped a lone shot to return a 67.

Park's compatriot Ryu So Yeon was also five under for the day as she remained one adrift of Kerr, but overnight leader Angela Stanford struggled to get any momentum going on a tough third day.

Stanford could only manage a level-par 72 as she slipped four strokes off the lead, while France's Karine Icher fired a 69 to lie fifth on nine under.

Michelle Wie moved to eight under after a bogey-free 67, while defending champion Catriona Matthew recovered from an average first two days to hand in a 68, although the Scot is 10 shots behind the leader.