POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 22, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 10:29 p.m. HST, Aug 05, 2011
Angela Stanford seemingly isn't going to settle for second place in the Sybase Match Play Championship this year.
Stanford birdied four of the final five holes to beat Paula Creamer 2-up yesterday and set up an all-America semifinal with No. 4 Cristie Kerr in the $1.5 million event at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J.
Top-seeded Na Yeon Choi of South Korea will face No. 3 Suzann Pettersen of Norway in the other semi today with the winners going for the title later in the afternoon.
Former Hawaii resident Michelle Wie, meanwhile, lost her third-round match to Sophie Gustafson of Sweden on the final hole.
The No. 42 seed sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to defeat the ninth-seeded Wie 1-up.
"I played horribly. I didn't hit the ball very well," said Wie, who lost in the quarterfinals last year. "I fought until the end, hit a good bunker shot, but she made a good putt and there is nothing I can do about that."
@Scoreline1:Wi overtakes Toms at the Colonial
Charlie Wi took advantage of playing partner David Tom's third-round collapse to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wi, seven strokes behind Toms at the start of the round, shot a 4-under 66 to reach 13 under. After opening with bogey-free 62s to tie the PGA Tour record for the first 36 holes, Toms had a 74 to fall to second.
Wi took the lead with a 32-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole soon after a weather delay. After Wi holed the putt, Toms' 16-foot par chance just missed for a two-stroke swing.
The 44-year-old Toms, coming off a playoff loss last week in The Players Championship, opened with a birdie, but had three bogeys in a five-hole stretch. Worse was a three-putt from 71⁄2 feet for double bogey at No. 14, where Wi chipped to 12 feet to save par.
"I'm very pleasantly surprised. I played really well today and David didn't," Wi said. "It's such a crazy game. I don't know what to say."
Former Kaneohe resident Dean Wilson shot a 67 and is at 4-under 206.