Betsy King saved her worst shots for last Saturday but still advanced 2-up against Caroline Keggi into the finals of the $450,000 LPGA World Match Play Championship.
King, the tournament's top seed, will play Deb Richard, who beat Cindy Rarick 3-up by chipping in from 35 feet on the 16th green in the other semifinal. Sunday's winner receives $100,000.King, a winner on this course in the 1988 and 1989 Women's Kemper Opens, bogeyed the 16th and 17th, but wound up tying the holes when Keggi missed par putts of less than 10 feet.
Rarick and Keggi will play a consolation round Sunday.
Twenty-four U.S. LPGA players and eight Japanese LPGA golfers were invited to the tournament, the LPGA's first match play event since 1979.
At Sun City, South Africa, Australian Steve Elkington fired his second-straight 4-under-par 68 Saturday to move into a three-way tie for the lead after three rounds of the Million Dollar Challenge.
Elkington was tied at 213 with Germany's Bernhard Langer, who shot a 70, and South African David Frost, who had his third straight 71.
Elkington, three strokes back before Saturday's play, started with two birdies to put pressure on Frost, who began the round with a one-stroke lead over Langer and Spain's Jose-Maria Olazabal.
Elkington, who turned 28 on Saturday, shot a 5-over 77 in the first round.
At Melbourne, Australia, Australia's Ian Baker-Finch fired an 8-under par 63 Saturday, tying the course record, and moved two-strokes in front after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Baker-Finch had a 54-hole score of 205 after an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey in his third trip around the 6,968-yard Royal Melbourne course.
At Wellington, Fla., Fred Couples and Mike Donald combined for a 9-under-par 63 Saturday and took a four-stroke lead with a 28-under 188 total after 54 holes in the $1 million Sazale Golf Classic best-ball team championship.
Couples and Donald overcame strong winds and took command with steady play on the 7,075-yard Binks Forest Country Club course.