Creamer on top at Evian Championship

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Paula Creamer has continued her 2019 fight-back, claiming the lead on the first day of the fourth women’s major of the season.

An impressive, bogey-free, seven-under-par 68, at the Evian Championship today was enough to see Creamer claim the outright lead at the close of play.   

“I think the key was no bogeys,” said Creamer. 

“Every time I put myself out of position I was able to make par. I hit a lot of greens, a lot of fairways and I just love this golf course because I think it works really well for my game.

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“It’s nice when you can come to a place where you have won at as well. It’s just a fun week, it’s a fun tournament.” 

The Californian hasn’t led a major since her victory at the US Women’s Open in 2010, but will be glad to see her name back at the top of the leaderboard following a tough few years besotted by injury. 

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The 32-year-old underwent wrist surgery at the conclusion of the 2017 season following several tournament withdrawals but is happy with where her game is at once more. Creamer is coached by USA-based Kevin Craggs, who also works with Colin Montgomerie and Shaun Micheel.

“This new stance I have is very consistent. I’ve gone to aim point technique as well which has taken a bit of getting used to. 

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“You have to practice and I feel really confident, so between the two it’s been a good mixture, a good combination and hopefully I can keep it going.”

“You have to stay patient out there. Obviously hitting fairways is key and you need to slow yourself down at times, assessing the golf course and what it gives you. For example there’s pins you can be aggressive on and others you cant.”

Tucked in behind Creamer on the leaderboard at six under, is seven-time major winner Inbee Park, the 2019 ANA Inspiration champion Ko Jin-young and Brittany Altomare.

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