Three-time champ Port vs. Hartwiger in final

Updated: September 25, 2002, 10:49 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Ellen Port of St. Louis is one win from her fourth U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title after beating Lisa Desimone of Carmel, Calif., on Wednesday in a semifinal.

Port, a 41-year-old high school teacher and field hockey coach, won with a birdie on the fourth extra hole at Eugene Country Club. She faces Kathy Hartwiger of Birmingham, Ala., in an 18-hole final Thursday.

Port won this event in 1995, 1996 and 2000. A year ago, she lost her third-round match.

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