Date: September 09, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Creamer in control of Kingsmill

American Paula Creamer carded a six-under 65 third round on Saturday to surge to the top of the Kingsmill Championship leaderboard. Creamer hit six birdies on day three at Kingsmill Resort to move two strokes clear of former world number one Jiyai Shin at 16-under overall after 54 holes. South Korean Shin, the overnight leader, sunk two bogeys on her opening four holes before registering four birdies to finish the day with a two-under 69. Creamer teed-off on Saturday two shots adrift of Shin before sinking three successive birdies. The 26-year-old, who claimed the U.S. Women&aposs Open in 2010, is on course to win her 10th career LPGA Tour crown. “I can&apost get too far ahead of myself,” Creamer said. “It&aposs all about confidence and right now I have a great swing thought and I&aposm just going to try and keep it going.” Dutchwoman Dewi Claire Schreefel (69) and Danielle Kang (70) of the United States are a further two shots off the leader in a tie for third position. World number two Stacy Lewis managed a three-under 68 to move to 11 under for the tournament alongside Ai Miyazato (67) and Azahara Munoz (69) in fifth spot. Catriona Matthew (66) and Young Hee Park (67) are at 10-under overall and in a share for eighth, while Chella Choi (69), Gerina Piller (68) and Jennifer Song (69) complete the top-10 at nine under.