Su-Yeon Jang, of South Korea, watches her shot from the first tee during the third round of the Lotte Championship LPGA golf tournament Friday, April 14, 2017, in Kapolei, Hawaii.
Two of Creamer's 10 victories have come in Hawaii and she would surpass US$12 million in career earnings with a win on Saturday (Sunday NZT).
She made 16 birdies and dropped just one shot in the final two rounds though still finished three behind runaway victor Kerr. Made a lot of good par saves, and (made) some good birdie putts to start the day.
Canada's Alena Sharp, South Korea's Lee Mi-Hyang and Stacy Lewis of the USA are one shot back of the co-leaders at eight-under 136.
"Overall, my shots didn't feel particularly solid, but my putts fell really well and gave me a number of birdies", Jang said. They always have been.
"I (had) good rest, and my body is much better than before", she said.
"There were some risky moments, but I think a bit of luck during those moments helped me end with a good score". She said that she had an ineveritant run-in with some wildlife Friday that may have given her some good luck.
Canada's Sharp, meanwhile, carded a round of 66, as she looks for her first LPGA Tour win.
Ko shot a superb eight-under 64 to finish in second, after a superb final three days of the tournament.
Five different countries have been featured in the winner's circle in the event's five-year history. Jang was one of three players to tie for second at 17 under. She added a second birdie on fifth, but a late bogey on eighth pushed her back slightly. "So I've been very excited and just grateful for the opportunity".
Three years removed from being crowned "Queen of Ko Olina", Honolulu's Michelle Wie, will look to start a second championship run at the LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey on Wednesday morning.
Ariya Jutanugarn, who remains just behind Ko in the Rolex Rankings and Ryu in the Race to the CME Globe, finished at 14-under, and was tied with Stacy Lewis for 7th place.