Oh in the hunt at LPGA event in New Jersey

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Australian Su Oh will have to chase down South Korea's best two golfers in the final round if she is to claim a maiden LPGA Tour title with victory at the event in New Jersey.

Oh carded a 6-under 65 on Saturday to get to 7-under after two rounds, four shots off the pace and in a share of sixth place.

Starting on the back nine, Oh birdied the 10th, 12th and 18th holes and added five others after the turn, along with two bogeys, to vault up the leaderboard from 51st.

Oh, whose rookie year on the LPGA was in 2016, had her best finish of the year a fortnight ago by finishing in a tie for second in Portland and will need to produce another sparkling round to hunt down those above her on Sunday.

World No.2 Jin Young Ko and third-ranked Inbee Park are at 11-under 131 to be two shots clear of their closest challenger.

Park birdied three of her last five holes while Ko played in the morning on the windy Bay Course at Seaview and ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the front nine as both carded rounds of 65.

ANA Inspiration winner Patty Tavatanakit, who birdied the final hole to cap off a bogey-free 65, is third at 9-under par.

Brittany Lincicome (67) and Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark (68) are a shot further back in a share of fourth.

Ko has a recent history of playing her best golf at the end of the year and she is on course for a third victory in her past five starts on the LPGA Tour.

"I like it better than earlier in the year," said Ko, who changed swing coaches late last year and feels all parts of her game are starting to come together.

Park won her first start of the year but has been struggling of late by going six consecutive events outside the top 10.

"Jin Young is really, really good player, too, so I think it'll be really fun out there tomorrow playing with her," Park said.

"Obviously, you need some birdies out here to win tomorrow."

Of Oh's fellow Australians, major champion Hannah Green is next best at 4-under after a second successive round of 69 while Sarah Kemp (69) and Katherine Kirk (71) are both 2-under.

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