Creamers thumb gets marathon test


OAKMONT, Pa. – Paula Creamer may have enjoyed softer conditions in finishing up her suspended second round Saturday morning, but the rain leaves her with a marathon test.

“It’s going to be a lot of golf that I haven’t done in quite some time,” said Creamer, who iced her left thumb after the second round. “That will be something in the back of my mind. I don’t want to get my hand too tired before I got out there.”

Creamer will likely play more than 30 holes today, her stiffest test yet on her reconstructed left thumb.

With a 1-under-par 70, Creamer equaled Stacy Lewis for low score in the second round. Creamer is the co-leader after 36 holes with Sakura Yokomine.

Creamer played 16 holes of her suspended second round today. She’ll be back out around 5:45 p.m. to start the third round in the final group as players try to get in as many holes as they can before dark. Players will start going off in the third round at about 2:30 p.m. in threesomes on two tees.

Creamer underwent ligament reconstruction of her left thumb a little more than three months ago and has only been hitting balls for about seven weeks.