May 24, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (AP) Princess Mary Superal made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to lead her Filipino team into the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday.

Superal and Pauline Del Rosario trailed for the first time all week at Streamsong Resort when Del Rosario made birdie on the tough par-3 16th to square the match. Superal's final birdie eliminated Madein Herr and Brynn Walker, who were trying to reach the semifinals for the second straight year.

The Filipinos will face a pair of 13-year-old Californians, Angelina Kim and Brianna Navarrosa, in the semifinal Wednesday morning.

In the other semifinal match, Texas duo Hailee Cooper and Kaitlyn Papp play Alexandra Austin and Lauren Greenlief.

Superal won the U.S. Girls Junior two years ago.

Kim and Navarrosa went 17 holes to defeat the Pennsylvania duo of Katie Miller and Kristen Obush, and it took some of their best golf of the week. Kim and Navarrosa combined to make seven birdies. The match was all square through 11 holes until Navarrosa made birdies on three of the next four holes.

''They were probably the toughest opponents we've had in these matches,'' Navarrosa said.

Cooper and Papp eliminated San Diego sisters Nicole and Waverly Whiston in 17 holes. Papp is trying to become the second player from Lake Travis High School in Austin to capture a USGA title. Kristen Gillman was on that team and won the U.S. Women's Amateur title two years ago.

Austin and Greenlief never trailed in a 2-and-1 victory over Olivia Herrick and Samantha Sommers. They have won three matches without playing the 18th hole.

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