MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – For someone who thinks she needs to hit the ball farther, Paula Creamer has sure distanced herself from the pack in the Tournament of Champions.

Seeking her second victory of the year and fourth in three LPGA Tour seasons, Creamer shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to increase her lead to six strokes in the event for tournament winners from 2004-07 and active Hall of Famers.

Five strokes ahead after opening rounds of 67 and 65 at Magnolia Grove, Creamer’s second straight bogey-free day pushed her to 16-under 200.

HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI, China (AP) – Phil Mickelson shot a 4-under 68 to take a two-stroke lead over England’s Ross Fisher after the third round of the HSBC Champions.

Mickelson holed a 35-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole and added a a tap-in birdie on No. 18 to reach 14 under.


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