by Jeff Skinner
****** 5:00 Update: Creamer Falls Short, Tseng Wins******
A miracle almost happened at the final round of the LPGA’s Corning Classic. America’s golfing sweetheart, Paula Creamer, put on a final round charge of seven under to finish at -20 and put the pressure on the leaders. It would have been a storybook ending to the Classic which is ending its thirty one year run. Creamer fell one stroke short of tying champion Yani Tseng. Tseng, who is from Taiwan but resides in Lake Nona, Florida, shot a final round 67 to stay clear of Creamer and Soo-Yun Kang by a single stroke. Tseng and Kang were tied at -21 until Kang bogeyed eighteen to fall to -20. This is Tseng’s, a second year player, second career LPGA win.
******Update: Corning Classic*******
The scores continue to go low at the Corning Classic. It’s an international leader board in Corning with girls from Korea and Japan dominating. Soo-Yun Kang is three under for the day and has the lead at -20. Tied for second at -18 are American rookie, Vicky Hurst (-4), Yani Tseng (-2) and Mika Miyazato(-1). Song-Hee Kim has the best round of the day at -5 and is two strokes back. If Kang holds on she can look back at the phenomenal par save yesterday at sixteen as a turning point. She hit her third on the par four off a tree root, over a greenside bunker onto the green and sank the putt for a miraculous par save.