Potter, Johnson advance to US Women's Mid-Amateur final

ERIE, Pa. (AP) Stroke-play medalists Julia Potter and Shannon Johnson each won two matches Wednesday at The Kahkwa Club to advance the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur final.

Potter, a 28-year-old reinstated amateur from Indianapolis, won the 2013 event for players 25 and older and finished second in 2014.

The left-hander beat Katie Miller of Jeannette, Pennsylvania in 21 holes in the quarterfinals, and topped 51-year-old Patricia Schremmer of Honolulu 4 and 3 in the semifinals.

The 33-year-old Johnson, from Norton, Massachusetts, beat 2014 champion Margaret Shirley-Starosto of Woodstock, Georgia, 6 and 5 in the quarterfinals, and edged Olivia Herrick of Roseville, Minnesota, 1 up in the semifinals.

Potter played at the University of Missouri and is the director of marketing for the Indiana Golf Office. Johnson is a former Indiana University player who works as a sales representative for Ping golf equipment. She has won 12 South Dakota Golf Association titles.