Lorena Ochoa Invitational: LPGA allows delay after traffic jam

Inbee Park
Seven-time major winner Park leads after three rounds

The final three groups at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico were allowed to delay their third rounds by nearly an hour because of traffic.

A bus carrying four players to the course took two hours to complete a trip that normally takes 15-20 minutes.

Being more than five minutes late usually results in disqualification but officials decided to waive the rule because of "exceptional circumstances".

Angela Stanford
Stanford phoned the LPGA to inform them of the traffic mayhem

World number one Inbee Park carded six birdies for a three-stroke lead.

Park was on an earlier bus that, though delayed, arrived well before her tee time.

The 27-year-old shot a five-under 67 to move to 10 under, with fellow South Korean Sei Young Kim in second.

Halfway leader Minjee Lee slipped seven shots off the pace after a three-over 75.

American Angela Stanford, who finished the day nine shots off the lead after a four-over 76, was one of the players on the delayed bus.

She tweeted: "Learning that GPS is a wonderful thing. Hour in a bus and still no sign of the golf course.

"Two hours and 15 min later we arrive. Thank you LPGA for letting us play!"

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