Paula Creamer shot a 2-over par 73 Sunday and did just enough to make a big lead stand, going wire-to-wire to win the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic by two strokes.
Creamer, who captured her seventh career win and her third this season, had worse scores every day after breaking the tournament record with an 11-under 60 in the first round. She followed that with a 65, a 70 and yesterday's 71 to finish at 16-under 268, two shots better than Nicole Castrale, who closed fast with a 64.
The 21-year-old Californian saw her lead drop to one shot when rookie Shanshan Feng - the first exempt player from China to play on the LPGA Tour - pushed her with five birdies through the first 11 holes. But Feng fell back with three straight bogeys down the stretch.
"After you shoot 60, I swear, it's the hardest thing. Anything over that and you feel like you're shooting 85," Creamer said, laughing. "Everybody's saying, congratulations, congratulations. But you've still got three days left."
South Korea's Eun-Hee Ji (72), second to Creamer after each of the first three rounds, was third at 271. Feng (69) was one shot farther back, followed by Karrie Webb (70) at 273.
After the lead fell to one stroke, Creamer recovered with her only birdie of the round at the 13th hole - around the time Feng began her string of bogeys. After Creamer missed a 3-foot par putt at the 16th hole, she had safe, two-putt pars on the final two holes to clinch the victory.