Roller-coaster ride still has Creamer close

DEREK VAN DIEST, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

Paula Creamer made her move towards the middle of the second round yesterday.

And with five birdies over six holes, kept herself in contention at the CN Canadian Women's Open.

"I played really good today, I made a lot of birdies," Creamer said.

"I was unfortunate, I had one bad swing on that par 3, No. 4, made a double-bogey and then I missed a three-footer on the other par 3 and had to three-putt from 30 feet which is not very good."

Regardless, Creamer's two-under 69 yesterday, coupled with a three-under, 68 the day before, have her three strokes back of the leaders heading into today's round.

Exactly where she was to start yesterday.

Creamer ran into trouble when her second shot on the 170-yard par 3, No. 4 went into the trees. She made double-bogey on the hole which knocked her back to six-under.

"I don't know what happened," Creamer said. "I hit it and said 'Where did it go?' And they're like 'It went over there', and I'm like, 'I don't understand, how did it get there?'

"I kind of had a downhill lie, I was kind of just trying to flop it. I think it hit the branches right in front of me and it went down. That's the only way I can think of. I had no idea where it went either."

Another bogey on No. 8 knocked Creamer further down the leaderboard.

However the Pleasanton, California native is still in good shape heading into today's third round.

"I'll be a leaderboard watcher on Sunday," Creamer said. "(Today) will be moving day. I'll try to make a lot of birdies, but depending on the weather, pars might be good scores."


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