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Creamer, Recari tie for LPGA lead

SYLVANIA, Ohio — The Marathon Classic isn't a match-play tournament.

Except for maybe this year.

Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes Saturday, setting up a head-to-head battle between players who were three shots clear of the field at 12-under 201 after both shot 4-under 67.

Recari, a 26-year-old Spaniard who has won twice on the LPGA Tour, conceded it's hard not to get caught up in a two-person competition.

"Definitely, it's easier because you're playing with the player closest to you in score," she said.

"You still have to do your best. You can't control what she does, so you always have to stay focused on what you're doing."

Creamer was pleased to find herself being the hunted instead of the hunter.

"I love this feeling," said Creamer, who has nine wins but none since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open. "I haven't felt it for a while. I've normally been chasing the leaders."

At 9 under were teenager Lexi Thompson (67), Jacqui Concolino (69) and Chie Arimura (68). Tampa's Cindy LaCrosse (69) was 5 under. Tampa resident Kristy McPherson (68) was 1 under.

PGA: Nicholas Thompson (7-under 65) and Daniel Summerhays (69) were tied for the lead at 17-under 199 going into the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Madison, Miss. Summerhays led last week going into the final round of the John Deere Classic before finishing fourth. Thompson is trying for his first tour win and would join sister Lexi as the third brother-sister combo to win on the LPGA and PGA tours. Chad Campbell (65), Cameron Beckman (65), Woody Austin (67) and Kyle Reifers (65) were two back.

Creamer, Recari tie for LPGA lead 07/20/13 [Last modified: Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:57pm]
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