MIKI, Japan -- LPGA rookie Paula Creamer birdied the first
playoff hole Sunday to win the Masters GC Ladies for her second
Japan tour title this year.
The 19-year-old Californian closed with a par-72 to tie Japan's
Chieko Amanuma at 4-under 212 after 54 holes. Creamer then sank an
8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th after Amanuma missed a 15-foot
"I was so nervous I was shaking watching her," said Creamer,
who has four career titles, including the NEC Karuizawa in Japan in
August. "She had a decent putt and I knew I had to make mine."
Japan's Ai Miyazato, winner of the Japan Women's Open, shot a 74
to finish at 218.