Creamer Holds On to Win SemGroup Championship

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 12:27 AM CDT
Paula Creamer reacts after missing a putt on the 18th green in the final round of the LPGA's SemGroup Championship golf tournament at Cedar Ridge Country Club yesterday.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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(Newser) – Paula Creamer blew another lead late in the final round and found herself in another playoff. Instead of getting nervous, she got mad at herself. After losing a two-shot lead on the final hole, Creamer held off a spirited bid from Juli Inkster by making an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole yesterday to win the SemGroup Championship.

It was her second win of the year and put a stop to Lorena Ochoa's bid for a record-tying fifth straight LPGA Tour victory. "I was not going to lose this week," Creamer said. "I was going to win. This was my turn this time." She just didn't expect to work so hard for it.