Despite closing with two bogeys, Paula Creamer moved closer to clinching LPGA rookie of the year honors by shooting a 6-under-par 66 yesterday to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds at the
Creamer, who won the
The 19-year-old was at 16-under 200 after three rounds at Tartan Fields Golf Club, one shot in front of Cristie Kerr and Soo-Yun Kang. Kerr matched Creamer's 66, while Kang shot a 69.
Champions -- Doug Tewell fired a 66 to catch Gil Morgan and gain a share of the lead heading into the final round of The Tradition in Aloha, Ore.
Dana Quigley of Rehoboth also shot 66 to move into fourth place, a shot behind Tom Jenkins (69) and two behind the leaders.
US Amateur -- Dillon Dougherty won the last two holes with a chip-in birdie and a gimme par after hitting the flagstick, beating J.C. Deacon, 1 up, to advance to the final at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
In the other semifinal, Italy's Edoardo Molinari built a 5-up lead through 11 holes and went on to defeat New Hampshire's Austin Eaton, 2 and 1, to reach today's 36-hole match play final.
European -- Luke Donald shot a 5-under 67 to lead the BMW International Open in Nord-Eichenried, Germany, by a stroke after three rounds while John Daly finished with a 65 that left him three behind.