Beth Allen outlasted Jenna Pearson in the third round with a 1-up victory on Thursday. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Paula Creamer reacts to a missed birdie putt at the 17th hole in Thursday's third-round match against Brittany Lincicome. Creamer advanced with a 2-and-1 victory. All three of her wins have been by the same score. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Paula Creamer has been solid this week, advancing to the quarterfinals at The Kahkwa Club. Creamer has reached the semifinals of the last three USGA amateur competitions she has played. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Brittany Lincicome does not like her second shot to the par-5 eighth hole in her match against Paula Creamer. Lincicome, who shot a 66 in the first round of the U.S. Women's Open last month, lost, 2 and 1. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Michelle Wie's run at the Women's Amateur came to an end on Thursday in a second-round loss to In-Bee Park, 1 up. Wie dazzled the fans at Kahkwa Club this week with her power and talent. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Sun-Young Yoo of Korea gets a high-five from her caddie on the 13th hole of her third-round match against Margaret Shirley. Yoo was 6 under par over 13 holes in a 7-and-5 victory. She is the only international player left in the field. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


Mina Harigae, 14, of Monterey, Calif., reached the third round of match play before running into fellow Californian Jane Park, losing 1 up to the 2004 USA Curtis Cupper and 2003 Women's Amateur runner-up. (Steve Gibbons/USGA)


























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