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Inbee Park of South Korea plays a tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the Bank Of Hope Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club on March 17, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.Christian Petersen

Inbee Park played the first five holes in 6 under Saturday and finished with a 9-under 63 to take the lead into the final round of the LPGA Tour's Founders Cup.

Park holed out from 90 yards for eagle on the par-4 third to highlight the early run at Desert Ridge. She birdied the par-4 ninth for a front-nine 31, made another birdie on the par-5 11th and capped the bogey-free round with an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th.

Park reached 14 under to take a one-stroke lead over Mariajo Uribe.

Uribe birdied the 18th for a 67. Ariya Jutanugarn was two strokes behind at 12 under after her third 68.

Hall of Famer Laura Davies matched Park with a 63 at age 54 to move into a tie for fourth at 11 under.

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