Park moves to the top in the Bahamas

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Inbee Park has only just surrendered the World No 1 ranking to 17-year-old Lydia Ko, but she seems eager to get it back.

Park fired a three-under-par 73 in her second round at the weather-disrupted Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic to move into a share of the lead with first-round leader Brooke Pancake, who stood firm with a two-under 71.

The duo lie on eight under, one shot clear of five others, including Germany’s Sandra Gal and Korea’s Sun Young Yoo, who each carded a 69.

Meanwhile, World No 1 Ko added a second-round 71 to her opening 72 to lie on three under par, five shots off the pace.

It was only last week that teenager rose to the top of the world rankings with her second-place finish at the Coates LPGA Championship, but the result had moved her only just above Park, who can take the top spot right back in the Bahamas this week.

After bad weather brought an early end to yesterday’s play, much of the field headed out on Saturday morning to complete their second rounds, allowing Park and Pancake to move past overnight leaders Sun Young Yoo and Brittany Lincicome.

Lincicome eventually signed for a 73 and lies on five under, three shots back.

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