Kerr Stanford set for Sybase semifinals


LPGA Tour _newGALDSTONE, N.J. – Angela Stanford birdied four of the final five holes to beat Paula Creamer 2-up and set up an all-American semifinal with Cristie Kerr in the Sybase Match Play Championship.

Top-seeded Na Yeon Choi of South Korea will face No. 3 Suzann Pettersen of Norway in the other semifinal Sunday morning at Hamilton Farm Golf Club.

The championship in the $1.5 million tournament will be decided Sunday afternoon, with Stanford looking to reach the final for the second straight year. She lost to Sun Young Yoo last year.

Kerr, the No. 3 seed who hasn’t played more than 16 holes in any match, beat Ai Miyazato, 3 and 2. Choi beat Sophie Gustafson 2-up, and Pettersen holed an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to edge top-ranked Yani Tseng 1-up.

In the third round in the morning, Gustafson beat Michelle Wie 1-up.