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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Monday Recap: Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer at last year's CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge. Courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

Former IMG Academies standout Paula Creamer improved each day in this week's LPGA Tour Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore.

Creamer fired a final-round 68 to earn over $76,000 for fourth place. The honorary Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club member finished two shots back of Suzann Pettersen, who defeated Na Yeon Choi in a playoff to claim the title.

Other Manatee County players didn't fare quite as well as Creamer.

Jaclyn Sweeney, who shares a coach with Creamer at IMG, and Bradenton native Jessica Korda missed the cut in the 54-hole tournament.

Both rookies struggled to put anything together in their two individual rounds, with the 18-year-old Korda ballooning to an 80 on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's par-71 Ghost Creek Course in Saturday's second round.

Meanwhile, Creamer didn't just get close to the winner's circle. She was named to the 2011 United States Solheim Cup team.

Creamer earned an automatic berth onto the 12-player team for next month's event in Ireland, which was announced by captain Rosie Jones with her two captain's picks on Sunday night.

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