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Caldabaugh advances in US Senior Women's Amateur


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tama Caldabaugh advanced to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinals, beating Jane Fitzgerald 3 and 1 on Wednesday at Hillwood Country Club.

The 51-year-old Caldabaugh, from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is a retired sales and marketing professional who survived ovarian cancer in 2013.

Caldabaugh took the lead with a par on the par-3 14, won the par-5 15th with a birdie and finished off Fitzgerald, from Kensington, Maryland, with a birdie win on the par-5 17th.

Caldabaugh will face Pamela Kuong of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning. Kuong beat Julie Carmichael of Plainfield, Indiana, 2 and 1.

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In the other semifinal, Karen Garcia of Cool, California, will face 2013 runner-up Sue Cohn of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Cool beat Maggie Leef of Merton, Wisconsin, 2 and 1, and Cohn edged Brenda Pictor of Marietta, Georgia, also 2 and 1.

The final also is set for Thursday in the rain-delayed event.

The tournament is for players 50 and older.