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Sei Young Kim birdies first 2 holes, leads in third round of Women's PGA Championship

  • Sei Young Kim of South Korea tees off from the third hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Sei Young Kim of South Korea tees off from the third hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brooke Henderson, of Canada, tees off from the second hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Brooke Henderson, of Canada, tees off from the second hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Inbee Park of South Korea tees off at the second hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Inbee Park of South Korea tees off at the second hole during the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA golf championship at Westchester Country Club on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Harrison, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)  (The Associated Press)

Sei Young Kim birdied her first two holes and had a one-stroke lead over two-time champion Inbee Park midway through the third round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

The 22-year old is trying to win her first major after already capturing two titles this season in the Bahamas and Hawaii.

She opened the day one stroke ahead of Karrie Webb. But the Hall of Famer, who is seeking her eighth major championship, dropped two strokes on the first two holes.

Brittany Lincicome made a move up the leaderboard, making five consecutive birdies on the ninth through 13 holes. The 29-year-old American picked up a sixth on the 15th hole and had a birdie putt lip out on No. 17.

She was tied with several golfers in third place, three strokes off the lead.