South Korea's golfing great Inbee Park says she's rapt to be among the hunted entering the third round of the Women's Australian Open.
The seven-time major winner will tee off at Royal Adelaide on Saturday as joint leader with England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
"I'm hitting the ball good and I was putting good, so I'm really happy with that," Park said.
"It definitely gives me a lot of excitement being on the top of the leaderboard and being in contention ... that's the reason why I'm playing."
A 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Park is 10-under alongside Ewart Shadoff and wary of a chasing pack headed by American Jillian Hollis (nine-under).
Compatriot Ayean Choi and American Marina Alex are eight-under with France's Celine Boutier among a group of three golfers a further shot back.
Australia's Hannah Green is the best-placed local at six-under with 21-year-old compatriot Robyn Choi (four-under) and world No.8 Minjee Lee (four-under) also in the mix.
Five-time Open champion Karrie Webb finished two-over and missed the cut for just the third time in her 23 Open appearances.