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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 2:27 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2006

Creamer joins Wie, Pressel in Fields Open

Advertiser Staff

Paula Creamer, the 2005 LPGA Rookie of the Year, has committed to play in the Fields Open in Hawai'i, Feb. 23-25.

Creamer will join Michelle Wie, Ai Miyazato, Morgan Pressel and many other top LPGA players for the $1.1 million dollar tournament at Ko Olina Resort and Marina.

Creamer, 19, set an LPGA record for earnings by a rookie in 2005 ($1,531,780), breaking Karrie Webb's 1996 mark of $1,002,000. She became the first LPGA Tour rookie and youngest player ever to qualify for the Solheim Cup. 

The Fields Open in Hawaii is a three-day, 54-hole stroke play tournament with a cut after 36 holes.  A total of 132 players will compete for the $165,000 first prize.