Eun-Hee Ji has made quick work of Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom in the LPGA Match-Play quarter-finals in Las Vegas, playing only 12 holes in a 7-and-6 victory.
Andrea Lee, Lilia Vu and Ayaka Furue needed extra holes to join her in the semi-finals.
“My putting works really well today,” said Ji, the 36-year-old South Korean who won the 2009 US Women’s Open. “Just pretty confident out there.”
The only semi-finalist to win all five of her matches, Lee will play Ji and fellow American Vu will play Japan’s Furue on Sunday morning at Shadow Creek.
The championship and third-place match are Sunday afternoon.
Lee rallied to beat Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh in 20 holes.
“It was just a real grind out there,” Lee said. “It’s tough out here in the afternoon. It was getting windy and the greens were firmer than this morning. Just had to stay really patient.”
Furue edged Jodi Ewart Shadoff with 30-foot par putt on the 22nd hole. Furue is the highest remaining seed at No.10. Ji was seeded 36th, Lee 48th and Vu 51st.
Vu outlasted Las Vegas resident Jenny Shin in 20 holes.
“Felt like I was fighting tooth and nail all afternoon,” said Vu. “So happy to come out with the win.”