EVIAN, France – Paula Creamer won her second LPGA title Saturday at the Evian Masters, beating fellow teenager Michelle Wie and Lorena Ochoa by eight shots.

The 18-year-old Creamer shot a 1-under 71 to finish at 15-under 273. Wie, a 15-year-old amateur, shot a 68 and Ochoa a 69 to tie for second at the $2.5 million event.

The $375,000 prize boosted Creamer to second on the LPGA money list behind Annika Sorenstam, who finished 12 strokes back with a 75.

Canada’s Lorie Kane (71) finished fourth in the select 78-woman field.

Creamer, who won the Sybase Classic two months ago, shot rounds of 68-68-66 to take a seven shot-lead entering the final round and cruised to victory.

“I’ve just had a great week,” Creamer said. “Just the strength of this field and the Evian ensemble makes it huge for me to win here.”

Creamer opened with a bogey, but closed with 11 pars and a birdie over the final 12 holes. She finished with three birdies and two bogeys.

When asked about a rivalry with Wie, Creamer said Sorenstam is the player to beat.

“I don’t really see it as a rivalry,” Creamer said. “We’re all just trying to find our games and play our best golf. I compare myself to the No. 1 player in the world, which is Annika Sorenstam, and I’m not quite there yet.”

Wie had five birdies and one bogey in her solid 68. But she was left regretting the putts and shots that went awry, particularly in the first two days when she shot 75-70.

“It was a good day in some ways,” Wie said. “I didn’t give myself so many chances, but took more of them. But when I think of all the shots I left out there … I’m just pleased how I came back the last two rounds.”

Sorenstam had a double-bogey and five bogeys to offset four birdies.

Fasth takes second-round lead

ALVESLOHE, Germany – Sweden’s Niclas Fasth shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take the second-round lead at the Players’ Championship of Europe.

Fasth is at 10 under, one shot ahead of Wales’ Bradley Dredge. U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell shot 71 to share third place with Irishman Peter Lawrie (65). Two rounds will be played Sunday after Thursday was rained out.

John Daly shot a 64 to finish four shots off the pace. Daly birdied all four par 5s, chipping in once and within two feet twice before hitting a 4-iron within inches.

It’s hurry up and wait for Sluman

MILWAUKEE – Fifty-five bleary-eyed golfers returned to Brown Deer Park on Saturday morning to conclude the second round of the US Bank Championship.

Among them was Jeff Sluman, who was one shot off Ben Crane’s lead of 13-under 127.

Sluman was waiting to tee off on his final hole Friday when play was suspended by darkness, so he arose at 5 a.m. to finish his round. After playing one hole, he had to wait nearly five hours to begin the third round.

Watson makes it look elementary

ABERDEEN, Scotland – Tom Watson matched the course record at Royal Aberdeen set only hours earlier Saturday, a 7-under 64 in mostly calm conditions that gave him a one-shot lead over Craig Stadler going into the final round of the Senior British Open.

Watson was at 3-under 210 and poised to win a British Open title on his fifth links course in Scotland. He won the British Open at Carnoustie, Muirfield and Royal Troon, and the British Open and Senior British Open at Turnberry.

Watson was 4 over to start the third round, but picked up birdies on the third and fifth holes, then made an eagle on the par-5 sixth – his first eagle of the year – and was on his way to the 54-hole lead.

Craig Stadler didn’t get as much out of his round, making a birdie on the par-3 17th for a 1-under 70 that put him at 211 and in the final group with Watson.

Tway beats Johnson for Junior Amateur title

LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Kevin Tway gave himself a nice 17th birthday present.

Tway won four of the first nine holes, then held off Bradley Johnson in the 36-hole final 5 and 3 Saturday to win the 58th U.S. Junior Amateur at Longmeadow Country Club.

Tway earned an automatic invitation to the U.S. Amateur next month. He also can defend his junior title next year because the event ends on July 22, one day before he turns 18.

Tway is the son of 1986 PGA champion Bob Tway, who was in attendance all week.

The younger Tway’s steady play and demeanor Saturday didn’t allowed Johnson to get rolling.


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