Creamer Remains One Back of Jo


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Young Jo posted a 2-under 70 on Friday to hold on to the lead through three rounds of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. Jo, who finished 11th on the Futures Tour money list, stands at 9-under-par 207 through 54 holes.
Amateur sensation Paula Creamer also carded a 70 to maintain second place at 8-under-par 208. Beth Bauer, the 2002 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, is one stroke further back at minus-7 after a third-round 71.
Cathy Johnston-Forbes (67), Maria Hjorth (70) and Lee Ann Walker-Cooper (70) share fourth place at 5-under-par 211.
This year's LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament is a 90-hole, five-day event for the first time. The event is taking place on both the Legends and Champions courses at LPGA International. The first 72 holes will be played on both courses, while the Legends course will host the final round.
Thirty exempt cards for the 2005 season are on the line as are 35 non-exempt spots.
Angela Jerman, a two-time All-American at the University of Georgia, fired a 5-under 67. She jumped into a tie for seventh place at 4-under-par 212 with Beth Bader. Kris Tamulis and Natalie Tucker share are one stroke further back at minus-3.
Stephanie Arricau, Katie Allison, Jordan Cherebetiu, Amy Hung, Nicole Jeray and Celeste Troche share 11th place at 2-under-par 214.
Emily Bastel, who shared the first-round lead with Naree Song, struggled to a 4-over 76. She stands at minus-1. Song meanwhile carded a 74 and is tied for 35th at 1-over-par 217
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