Thursday, July 02, 2009

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Defending champion Paula Creamer has withdrawn from the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic because of an injured left thumb.

Creamer was scheduled to tee off at 9:10 a.m. in Thursday's opening round along with five-time Farr winner Se Ri Pak and In-Kyung Kim. But she notified tournament director Judd Silverman that she was pulling out of the tournament.

Creamer also withdrew from last week's LPGA tournament in Pittsford, N.Y., because of the injury. She saw a doctor Monday in suburban Toledo and received a cortisone shot. Unable to play a practice round, she played in the pro-am Wednesday.

Creamer hopes to play in next week's U.S. Women's Open at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa.

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