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Gillman, Henderson reach US Women's Amateur final
16-year-olds Kristen Gillman, Brooke Mackenzie Henderson reach US Women's Amateur final
Associated Press
2014-08-10 03:22 AM

GLEN COVE, New York (AP) -- Kristen Gillman and Brooke Mackenzie Henderson won semifinal matches Saturday to advance to the 36-hole final in the U.S. Women's Amateur at Nassau Country Club.

The 16-year-old Gillman from Austin, Texas, beat 15-year-old Californian Andrea Lee 4 and 3. Henderson, the 16-year-old Canadian who is No. 2 in the world amateur ranking, edged 16-year-old Hannah O'Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Arizona, 1 up.

Gillman is coming off an 11-stroke victory last week in the Junior PGA Championship.

Henderson is trying to become the third Canadian winner in tournament history, following Marlene Stewart in 1956 and Cathy Sherk in 1978.

Henderson took the lead with a birdie win on the par-4 14th and matched O'Sullivan with pars on the final four holes.

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