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LPGA Player Profile: Paula Creamer

With the LPGA taking a one week break before resuming its schedule in Scotland, I want to take this opportunity to do another LPGA player profile. These profiles have proven to be very popular with my readers.

The player I have chosen today has been a fan favorite ever since she became an LPGA member some thirteen years ago. To this day she still draws some of the biggest crowds in LPGA history.
She is nicknamed the Pink Panther. I have chosen:

Born: 8/5/86 (31 years old)
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
Resides: Windermere, Fla
Rookie Year: 2005

Paula has won 10 times on the LPGA Tour, including 1 Major Championship. 2005 Sybase Classic2005 Evian Masters2007 SBS Open at Turtle Bay2007 The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions2008 Fields Open2008 SemGroup Championship2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic2008 Samsung World Championship2010 U.S. Women's Open2014 HSBC Women's Champions
Best Finishes in Major Championships: ANA Inspiration - 13th in 2013 KPMG Women's PG…
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Marathon Classic Photo Gallery

Here are some photos that my wife and I have taken the past few days at the Marathon Classic.

Keep in mind that most of the big stars have taken the week off and are preparing for the next two tournaments that will be held in Europe. Many of these photos are of players that aren't household names, but some of them will be soon. 

Marathon Classic Preview, Pairings, and More

Before I start with this week's topic, I want to give a huge congratulations to Sei Young Kim for winning the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. This one had to be seen to be believed. Kim took an eight stroke lead into the final round and never looked back. She won by nine strokes over runner up Carlota Ciganda. Kim broke her own LPGA record (of -27 under par) by shooting an unimaginable -31 under par. It was Kim's 7th win in four years on the LPGA Tour.

This week the LPGA travels to the state of Ohio for the playing of the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I. Many of my readers may remember last year's finish when I.K. Kim's blistering final round of -8 under par 63 was good enough for a 4 stroke victory over runner-up Lexi Thompson.

This will be tournament #20 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule:

Here are the key details:

Course:  Highland Meadows Golf Club
Location:  Sylvania, Ohio
Defending Champion:  I.K. Kim
Winning Score:  65-67-68-63 = 263 (-21)

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Preview, Pairings, and More

A big congratulations goes out to Sung Hyun Park for winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Park won it in a playoff over So yeon Ryu and Nasa Hataoka. Ryu seemed to have it won in regulation, as she took a two stroke lead to the 17th hole. When she put her tee shot into the water, it led to a double bogey and a three way tie for the lead. When both Park and Ryu birdied the first playoff hole, Hataoka was eliminated. Park then won it with another birdie on the second playoff hole. It was Park's second major championship win.

This week the LPGA moves to the state of Wisconsin for the playing of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.
This will be the second year for this tournament. Many may remember last year when Katherine Kirk won the inaugural event when she shot a spectacular -22 under par to come out on top by one stroke over runner-up Ashleigh Buhai.

This will be tournament #19 of 32 on this year's LPGA schedule.

Here are the key details:

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UL International Crown Press Conference - Final Rosters Announced

The final rosters for the 2018 UL International Crown teams were announced today during a press conference at UL International Headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois. It was hosted by Golf Channel's Jerry Foltz, and featured LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan and UL President and CEO Keith Williams. Also in attendance was one player from each of the eight countries that will be playing in the event in October.

I was fortunate to have a front row seat and got some photos of the morning's activities: