Lydia Ko closes in on US women's amateur

Last updated 12:37 12/08/2012

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New Zealand's Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand set up a semifinal showdown at the United States amateur women's golf championship with quarterfinal victories yesterday in Cleveland.

Aucklander Ko, who sits atop the world amateur rankings, beat South Africa's Paula Reto 3 and 1.

The 15-year-old won the New South Wales Open in Australia in January at 14 to become the youngest player to win a professional tour event.

'Today was not my best,' said Ko, who will meet Jutanugarn today.

'I didn't hit it as close to the hole, but I shot two-under par, so it shows something was pretty good.

"We both could have played better but in the end, in matchplay, it doesn't matter.'

Canadian Nicole Zhang will face American Jaye Marie Green in the other semifinal.

The final will be contested tomorrow.

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