South Korea`s Park In-Bee, fighting to reclaim world number one after being overtaken by Lydia Ko, finished off a three-under par 70 Saturday to share the Bahamas LPGA Classic lead.
Park was among 60 players forced to finish their second round Saturday morning after heavy rain for Thursday`s opening round disrupted the schedule.
Paradise Island: New Zealand`s Ko became the youngest world number one in golf history at age 17 by sharing second at last week`s LPGA season opener in Orlando, but Park is hot on her heels and could recapture the top spot this week.
Park opened and closed her back nine with birdies to grab a share of the lead on eight-under 138 alongside compatriot Kim Sei-Young, who finished a round of 68 Saturday, and American Brooke Pancake, who birdied three of the last five holes to grab a share of the lead.
Thailand`s Ariya Jutanugarn was only one stroke off the pace in a share of fourth along with Germany`s Sandra Gal, American Gerina Piller and Yoo Sun-Young, the South Korean who had been the clubhouse leader when darkness halted play Friday.
Ko closed a round of 71 with a birdie to stand on 143, sharing 27th five strokes adrift.