KUALA LUMPUR- World number one Inbee Park poured in a field-high eight birdies on Friday to pull within two strokes of the lead at the halfway point of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia . Park , in the midst of a stellar year, would have been clear of the field if not for three bogeys that left her with a five-under 66 for the day. She was at eight-under par for the tournament. "I made a lot of birdies, but it could have been better if I didn't make the bogeys," she said. Park said she would focus instead on her deft putting, calling it "something to take for the next two days". The seasoned South Korean has traded the world No. 1 ranking over the past year with New Zealand teen phenom Lydia Ko in a fascinating rivalry at the pinnacle of the women's game. Park has also won two majors this year.