Paula Creamer takes lead at Kingsmill

Associated Press Modified: September 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm •  Published: September 8, 2012
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Paula Creamer moved into position to end a two-year victory drought, shooting a 6-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Kingsmill Championship.

The nine-time LPGA Tour winner chipped in for birdie on the par-4 13th in her bogey-free round on Kingsmill's River Course. She had a 16-under 197 total, the lowest 54-hole score in the history of the event.

"I haven't won in two years. That feels like forever, but it also feels like yesterday when I did just win, so it's kind of a give or take," Creamer said. "I've been in contention a lot, so it's not that I'm not used to this, that's for sure.

"No matter what happens tomorrow, I'm just going out there and continue what I've been doing this whole year and it's just starting to come together and one round isn't going to make or break it, that's for sure."

Second-round leader Jiyai Shin was second after a 69.

Shin also is winless since 2010.

"Well, I think when I following the leader, it makes me feel better because I knew the target," Shin said. "When I started on the leader, when I miss the shot, it make more pressure. So I really very comfortable with my position at the moment."

Dewi Claire Schreefel and Danielle Kang were 12 under. Schreefel had a 69, and Kang shot 70.

Second-ranked Staci Lewis was 11 under along with Ai Miyazato and Azahara Munoz. Lewis shot a 68, Miyazato had a 67, and Munoz a 69. Lewis and Miyazato each have two victories this year, and Munoz also won this season.



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