Lexi Thompson (right) is congratulated by Paula Creamer at the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Paula Creamer v Lexi Thompson: Club 14 Race Results Video

Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson took a quick break from their Friday round at the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & I-O to join in the 14th hole party deck hijinks.  Club 14’s the place to be at the Marathon Classic, where just about anything goes, and occasionally the party spills down onto the fairways where a guy (why am I assuming it’s a guy?) in a bear suit prowls around the fairway creating diversions from the intensity of the tourney’s competition.  The bear’s been focussing on the caddies, who’ve been cooperating by racing to the green in full regalia, those big tour bags flapping and the crowd up in the party deck whooping and hollering as they run.  Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson, both fighting to make the cut Friday afternoon, got caught up in the whole thing and had their own race.  In case you missed it the first time around, or in case you’d like to take another look and asses Creamer’s and Thompson’s sprint style, here it is again: Creamer, who won the sprint to the 14th green handily, was apparently energized by her victory.  She’d just bogeyed the par-4 13th hole, which pushed her to a three-over-par for the tournament and the likelihood that she would miss the +1 cut and not play the weekend at one of the most popular events on the Tour’s schedule.

But fresh from that small victory  she settled down, parred 14, 15, and 16, and then handily birdied the pair of par-5 finishing holes, concluding her round at +1 for the tournament, and going to the clubhouse looking forward to an opportunity for redemption on Saturday. Thompson, who lost the sprint, had started her Friday round at even par, gave back two strokes on the front nine, then got one back with a birdie on the 12th, also finished the round at +1 for the tournament. Thompson’s playing Saturday with Ji Young Oh and Creamer’s paired with Katy Harris, so there’s no chance for a rematch today.
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