SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Paula Creamer birdied nine of her last 11
holes en route to a course-record 11-under-par 60 in the opening
round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.
It's the 21-year-old's lowest LPGA round by four strokes. She
matched the tour record of raw score for nine holes with a 27 on
the front nine.
The 60 is one off the LPGA mark set by Annika Sorenstam in the
second round of the 2001 Standard Register PING on a par-72 course.
It matched the scores of three other players: Meg Mallon, Jung Yeon
Lee and Anna Acker-Macosko.
Creamer would have had to hole out a 137-yard 7-iron from the
fairway to shoot 59, though she didn't realize it at the time. She
was thinking she was on a par-72 course. She rolled in a 20-foot
birdie putt to cap her round, giving her a five-stroke clubhouse