Korean pair claims Hana Bank lead

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South Korean pair Hee Kyung Bae and Kyu Jung Baek both carded 68s to claim a share of the lead at the LPGA’s KEB-Hana Bank Championship.

Baek birdied six holes in her round while suffering two bogeys, while Bae birdied five holes on the back nine.

The pair are on five-under par at the Sky72 Golf Club, one shot in front of 10 other players on four-under, which included world number two Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen of Norway and Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand.

With world number one Stacy Lewis absent this week, Park (68) could regain the world number one ranking should she triumph there.

US Open champion Michelle Wie sunk four birdie putts in her last five holes to card a 67, which places her another shot further behind on three-under.

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