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Gina Clark defeats Mika Liu in Jones/Doherty Amateur final
Gina Clark
Gina Clark

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former San Diego State golfer Gina Clark beat 15-year-old Mika Liu of Beverly Hills in Saturday's Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur final, 3-and-2.

The match sealed Liu's second loss in the tournament's final in the last three years, as the 2014 Women's Western Amateur winner was runner-up in 2013 to Kelsey MacDonald.

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Liu's path to the final went through medalist and No. 1 seed Samantha Smolen, a Lynn University senior whom Liu knocked off in the quarterfinals. Clark upended notable mid-amateur player Tara Joy-Connelly of Massachusetts 2-up in the semifinals.

The event was the third in a string of women's amateur events held each January in Florida known as the "Orange Blossom" circuit, with the Harder Hall Invitational and Southern Atlantic Amateur taking place over the previous two weeks.

Full results and the final match play bracket can be found at the link provided below.

ABOUT THE Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur

The third event on the "Orange Blossom" circuit of ladies events in Florida, with an illustrious list of past champions including Patty Berg, JoAnne Carner, Babe Zaharias and Marlene Stewart Streit, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle McGann, Vicki Goetze, Charley Hull and Lexi Thompson. Tournament consists of two divisions (Women's and Senior Women's) playing an 18-hole qualifying for match play flights in each division as follows: Championship Flight of 16, First Flight of 16, Second Flight of 8.

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