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This week’s US Women’s Open had plenty of drama on Saturday. Cristie Kerr battled the course at Saucon Valley and was able to scratch out a one over par 71 to give her a two stroke lead going into the final round. Kerr has a 2007 US Open trophy on her mantle and is ready to add another to make a fine set of bookends. She told Mike Ritz that she is ready for the challenge of Sunday’s final eighteen and faces her final round with a positive and aggressive attitude. Kerr is a fighter, a tough competitor when she gets near the lead.
The heartbreak of the tournament took place at the tenth green when Paula Creamer tripled bogeyed her way right out of the tournament. Her seven on the par four led to a seventy nine and her hopes for her first major win was gone. Creamer knew it was over while it was crashing down around her and was visibly overcome with her emotions. It was not easy to watch, you had to feel for her.
There is usually a “Cinderella Story” at The Open that fades from the leader board after the first round or two. This year’s Cinderella is Jean Reynolds and she hasn’t disappeared. She was one stroke back until bogeys on three of her last four holes dropped her out of the final group on Sunday. Reynolds is a Duramed Futures Tour player that won her last two starts. This is a girl that gave up competitive golf in college only to return to it after she graduated. “I’m having a blast here,” Reynolds said. “I just don’t feel like I have anything to lose. I’ve hung in there all week, so I’m just going to go out there and see what happens.”