U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: Karen Garcia one step closer to repeating, semifinals set
Karen Garcia watches a shot during her quarterfinal match <br>(USGA Photo)
Karen Garcia watches a shot during her quarterfinal match
(USGA Photo)

WELLESLEY, MA (September 21, 2016) -- Just four players, including defending champion Karen Garcia, remain alive at the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur at Wellesley Country Club.

Garcia, the 36-seed, won her quarterfinal match 7&5 over No. 21 Caryn Wilson. She will now face No. 25 Andrea Kraus who bested top-seed Judith Kyrinis in 21 holes. Kraus overcame a 2 down deficit early in the match to advance.

The second semifinal match will feature No. 7 Laura Coble and No. 3 Ellen Port. Coble moved on thanks to a 3&2 triumph over two-seed Kim Eaton. For Port it was a 2&1 victory over six-seed Lisa Schlesinger.

The two winners will advance to the championship match on Thursday.

ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open to female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4, who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before the first day of the championship. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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