|Paula Creamer at the Kingsmill Championship in early September. Photo courtesy of McClatchy-Tribune News Services.|
IMG Academies alum Paula Creamer snagged a third place showing in this weekend's RICOH Women's British Open, but she wasn't close to challenging winner Jiyai Shin.
The South Korean blasted the field by nine shots, but Creamer's final-round 72 jumped her from a tie for 10th to third place at the conclusion of play.
Other locals didn't fare as well at the difficult Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Bradenton native Jessica Korda and Manatee County resident Jodi Ewart both missed the cut.
Also, while not a local, Jacqui Concolino missed the cut. Concolino finished runner-up in the inaugural Sara Bay Classic this year. The tournament is a Symetra Tour event and brought major professional golf back to the area for the first time since the Champions Tour left TPC Prestancia in the early 2000s.