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S. Korean hopes this lead holds

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — M.J. Hur is not only in the hunt again, she has a chance to spoil Paula Creamer's return to the LPGA Tour.

The South Korean birdied the 18th hole for 7-under 64 Saturday and a one-stroke lead over Creamer heading into the final round of the LPGA Classic.

Hur, 20, was at 11-under 131 in her quest for her second LPGA victory. She had a chance for her second win last week. She grabbed the halfway lead in the State Farm Classic but folded over the final 36 holes and finished tied for 16th.

"I have a bad memory right now," Hur said. "I try to forget it and get good sleep (Saturday night) and get good conditions (today) and focus on my ball."

Creamer (65) didn't come into this event expecting much. She is playing for the first time since having surgery on her left thumb in late March.

"Honestly, coming into this week, it's all about just seeing how far I can go, seeing how much my thumb can handle," she said. "If I play great, great."

First-round leader Sherri Steinhauer, who missed last year after surgery on both hips, bogeyed the last two holes and was four shots off the lead. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome, who was in a tie for third after opening with 67, shot 5-over 76 and was at 1-over 143.

S. Korean hopes this lead holds 06/19/10 [Last modified: Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:41pm]
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