Creamer unable to milk her lead

SUN MEDIA WIRE SERVICES

, Last Updated: 7:48 AM ET

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- Paula Creamer looked like she might blow away the competition yesterday at the SemGroup Championship.

But another poor finish gave a few players a decent chance, none of them named Lorena Ochoa.

Creamer made bogey on two of the last three holes for the second straight day, but wound up with a two-shot lead over Juli Inkster.

Creamer was at 3-under 210. Ochoa, trying to join Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam in the LPGA Tour record books with her fifth straight victory, needs a score in the mid-60s and a collapse by Creamer, neither of which looks likely.

The 26-year-old from Mexico is eight shots behind.

"I still think I can win," Ochoa said. "I think Annika won before coming from 10 shots behind. It could happen."

Brittany Lang was four shots behind Creamer. Another shot back was Angela Stanford and Leta Lindley.

KIM TOPS AT WACHOVIA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Quail Hollow Club's tree-lined, old-style setup has produced an impressive list of winners, ranging from Vijay Singh to Jim Furyk to last year's champion, Tiger Woods.

With Woods unable to defend his Wachovia Championship title following knee surgery, 22-year-old Anthony Kim moved a step away from joining that elite group.

Kim shot a 6-under 66 yesterday to take a four-shot lead over Jason Bohn and Heath Slocum after the third round.

PRICE LOOKS FOR FIRST WIN

LAKEWAY, Texas -- Nick Price moved a step closer to his first Champions Tour victory, shooting a 5-under 67 yesterday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the FedEx Kinko's Classic.

Scott Simpson and Loren Roberts are tied for second.


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