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Creamer, Recari retain Marathon Classic lead

5:09 PM, Jul 20, 2013   |    comments
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Sylvania, OH (Sports Network) - Paula Creamer and Beatriz Recari carded matching 4-under 67s on Saturday to stay on top through three rounds of the Marathon Classic.

Playing together in the final group, Creamer led for much of the third round before Recari closed with back-to-back birdies to pull even at 12-under-par 201 through 54 holes.

Lexi Thompson shot 67 and moved into a tie for third place at 9-under 204. She sits alongside Chie Arimura (68) and Jacqui Concolino (69) at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

Chella Choi (66), Jennifer Johnson (66) and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (68) share sixth at 8-under, one shot ahead of Hee Young Park (67) and Mo Martin (68).

Alison Walshe shared the overnight lead with Creamer and Recari, but she tripped to a 73 and dropped into a tie for 11th place at minus-6. Defending champion So Yeon Ryu (70) and 16-year-old amateur standout Lydia Ko (71) are also 6-under.

World No. 1 Inbee Park, who has won six LPGA Tour events and all three majors this season, is tied for 23rd at 4-under after a third-round 73.

More to follow.

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