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  • Creamer, Recari share lead at Marathon Classic

  • SYLVANIA, Ohio — Spain's Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes in the Marathon Classic on Saturday.
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  • SYLVANIA, Ohio — Spain's Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes in the Marathon Classic on Saturday.
    Recari, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, matched Creamer with a 4-under 67. They were at 12-under 201.
    Creamer, who won in 2008 when the tournament was known as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, led by as many as two shots before Recari's late surge at Highland Meadows.
    Rising American teen Lexi Thompson had a 67 and, along with Jacqui Concolino and Japan's Chie Arimura, was three shots back. Concolino, whose career-best tie for 11th came at the event last year, had a 69. Arimura three-putted the final hole for bogey and a 68.
    Top-ranked Inbee Park, chasing her seventh win of the season, sagged to a 73 to fall eight strokes back.
    Midwest Classic
    At Overland Park, Kan., Jason Allred is getting better and better at the Midwest Classic.
    The Ashland native shot a 5-under-par 66 to wrap up the third round of the Web.com event tied for 27th place.
    He fired a 69 the day before and a 71 in the opening round at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club.
    Allred, whose 54-hole total is 206, turned in five birdies while playing bogey-free on Saturday.
    Chesson Hadley leads entering the final round today with a total of 198. He carded a 63 on Saturday.
    Sanderson Farms Championship
    At Madison, Miss., Daniel Summerhays waited out a rain delay before making a 19-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a share of the lead with Nicholas Thompson in the Sanderson Farms Championship.
    Summerhays finished with a 3-under 69 to match Thompson at 17 under at Annandale Golf Club. Winless on the PGA Tour, Summerhays also led last week going into the final round of the John Deere Classic before finishing fourth — a stroke out of a playoff.
    Thompson shot a 65. He's trying for his first PGA Tour win and would join sister Lexi as only the third brother-sister combo to win on the LPGA and PGA Tours.
    U.S. Amateur Public Links
    At Lorton, Va., Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Laurel Hill, beating California junior Michael Kim 1 up in the 36-hole final.
    The winner traditionally receives a spot in the Masters, if still an amateur.
    The 19-year-old Niebrugge, from Mequon, Wis., was 1 up after the morning round and increased the margin to four in the first six holes in the afternoon.
    Southern Amateur
    At The Woodlands, Texas, Zachary Olsen won the 107th Southern Amateur on Saturday, birdieing the final hole of regulation and the first hole of a playoff.
    Olsen, the 19-year-old Cordova, Tenn., player who will be a freshman at Oklahoma State, made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th to get into the playoff with Joey Garber and Sam Love, then won with a 20-footer.
    American Century Championship
    At Stateline, Nev., Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had four birdies in a late six-hole stretch to take a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship.
    Curry had 25 points in the round and 47 overall in the modified Stableford format that awards graduated points for pars or better. Former NHL player Jeremy Roenick and former NFL quarterback Chris Chandler were tied for second.
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