Joan Higgins of Glendora in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur final

Joan Higgins and Judith Kyrinis will meet in Thursday’s U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur final at Hollywood Golf Club.

Higgins, of Glendora, Calif., defeated Kareen Markle 3-and-2 in the semifinals on Wednesday despite trailing most of the front nine, while Kyrinis edged 2011 champion Terri Frohnmayer 2-and-1.

Higgins won three straight holes (8-10) to move to two-up in the match and never lost a hole the rest of the day.

Higgins reached the semifinals by beating Canadian Helene Chartrand one-up in her morning quarterfinal match.

Kyrinis, of Canada, had a close match all day with Frohnmayer but took advantage of back-to-back bogeys from Frohnmayer on holes 13 and 14.

Kyrinis battled Mina Hardin of Mexico in the quarters, beating her 3-and-2.

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