The Young and the Restless: Kim and Creamer Lead

The Young and the Restless: Kim and Creamer Lead 1Anthony Kim

THEY’RE TWO of the brightest young stars in professional golf. And they’re leading their respective tour events heading into Sunday’s final rounds.

They’re Anthony Kim, 22, and winless on the PGA Tour, and Paula Creamer, 21, and already a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour.

Kim, or “AK,” as his friends call him, is primed for a breakout win. Everyone, it seems, has been raving about Anthony since he came out on tour last season. He’ll take a four-shot lead into the final round of the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Look for Kim to close it out unless, well, anything can happen in golf. But he definitely has the look. If not this week, soon.

Creamer, nicknamed the “Pink Panther” for her pink outfits and pink golf ball, has a two-shot lead over veteran Juli Inkster and is four clear of the rest of the field on a tough scoring week at the SemGroup Championship in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Paula will have to grind it out in Sunday’s final round, but after losing to Annika Sorenstam in a playoff last week she should be up to the challenge.

In her bid for a fifth straight win, Lorena Ochoa is eight back and will need a hot round and ton of help to extend her streak. Not likely.

−The Armchair Golfer

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