Amanda McCurdy grimmaces as her birdie attempt from the fringe at the par-3 11th just goes by the hole. McCurdy still won the hole with a par as Paula Creamer lipped out a par putt from the fringe to take a 4-up lead in the match. She won, 6 and 4. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)
Fans young and old came out in droves on Saturday to check out the semifinals of the 104th U.S. Women's Amateur at The Kahkwa Club. Fan support this week has been huge from the Erie community. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


It was a tough day all around for Paula Creamer. Here she frets over a missed par putt at the seventh hole that gave Amanda McCurdy a 3-up advantage in their semifinal match. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Amanda McCurdy signs a few autographs for fans after winning her semifinal match on Saturday. The 5-foot-1 University of Arkansas junior-to-be has been a favorite among spectators not only for her diminutive size, but also the fact that she is the underdog at the 104th Women's Amateur. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)
Sarah Huarte looks in disbelief as her par putt fails to find the hole at the 17th hole, which would have squared her semifinal match with Jane Park. Huarte lost, 2 up. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Paula Creamer checks out her lie at the par-5 14th hole. She failed to reach the green in regulation and later conceded Amanda McCurdy's birdie putt in a 6-and-4 defeat. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)
Jane Park extracts her ball from the trees at the par-4 16th hole in Saturday's semifinal match with 2004 USA Curtis Cup teammate Sarah Huarte. Park won the hole with a bogey as Huarte made a 6. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)
Paula Creamer could not get any putts to fall in her semifinal match with Amanda McCurdy. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)








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