-- Graduating from high school three weeks ago took a little pressure off Paula Creamer.
"It's good to have high school all done and move on," the 18-year-old rookie said after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday to move closer to her second LPGA Tour victory in a month. "It's kind of like one chapter in my life is done."
The next chapter looks bright, too.
Creamer strung together three straight birdies from Nos. 15 to 17 to move to 10-under 206 at the Rochester LPGA, two ahead of second-round leader Lorena Ochoa, who managed an even-par round at the Locust Hill course.
First-round leader Becky Morgan fired a 71 and was in third place at 7 under. Rosie Jones, looking for her third victory in Rochester, climbed into contention with a 67, moving to 6 under.
Creamer became the second-youngest first-time winner on the LPGA Tour at the Sybase Classic on May 23, five days before her high school graduation in Bradenton, Fla.
"It's a nice feeling," she said. "I'm going to start getting my [college] degree online in the fall, so I know that's going to be very tiring."
Creamer offset a three-putt bogey at No. 2 with two straight birdies, chipping in from off the green one hole later and sinking a 30-foot putt at No. 4. She hit her tee shot on the par-3 ninth within four feet and made the birdie putt.
She put together another run starting at No. 15, making three birdies putts from 12, 4 and 5 feet. Creamer then scrambled to save par at the 18th.