Semple Thompson Advances at Womens Mid-Am

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USGARICHMOND, Texas -- Carol Semple Thompson, one of the most-storied amateurs in history, defeated Mari Miezwa, 2 and 1, on Tuesday to move on to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.
 
Thompson, a two-time former champion, went 1-up at the seventh hole and never relented. She never lost the lead and closed out Miezwa on the 16th hole at Shadow Hawk Golf Club.
 
Thompson will meet Robin Burke, a 4 and 3 winner on Tuesday against Mary Jane Hiestand.
 
Medalist Kerry Postillion also posted a 2-up third-round victory on Tuesday. She knocked off Sue Romano and will battle defending champion Corey Weworski on Wednesday. Weworski advanced with a 4-and-3 win over Jamie Hoffman.
 
In a battle of former Women's Mid-Amateur Champions, Virginia Derby Grimes posted a 2-up win over Kathy Hartwiger.
 
Hartwiger missed a 3-footer for par at the 17th to fall 1-down. Grimes sank a 5-foot par putt at the last to win the hole and earn the 2-up victory.
 
'The match was everything I thought it would be,' said Grimes.
 
Grimes drew Laura Coble in the quarterfinals. Coble collected a 6-and-5 win over Ellen Dempsey.
 
Mary Ann Lapointe demolished Kelly Schaub, 6 and 4 and the Canadian will meet Sri Lanka's Thuhashini Selvaratnam, who defeated Shannon Ogg, 3 and 2.
 
Wednesday's action will feature both the quarterfinals and semifinals while the 18-hole final takes place on Thursday.
 
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