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Jones/Doherty Womens Amateur: Lendl beats Duncan in Final

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (January 20, 2007) -- Marika Lendl knocked in a 10-foot birdie on the 16th hole to capture the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Cup Women's Amateur Championship at Fort Lauderdale's Coral Ridge Country Club. Lendl's birdie putt on the par-3 No. 16, gave her a three hole lead over Plantation's Lindy Duncan in the match play tournament with two holes remaining Saturday afternoon. 'Everything went well for me,' said the 16-year-old daughter of eight-time Grand Slam tennis winner Ivan Lendl. ``I putted well, I chipped well, I had only one bogey, and that was early in the match.'' The pair traded the lead early, but were even after the front nine and played that way through the next two holes when Lendl began to build a lead starting on No 12 with Duncan three-putting the par-3. In the Senior Championship, Connie Shorb waited until the 17th hole for her only birdie of the match, and then sank an 11-foot pressure-filled putt for par to tie Therese Quinn for the hole. The 1-up-after-18-holes victory was a pleasant surprise to Shorb, who calls Fort Lauderdale home three months a year. ''I played well yesterday, but I was uncomfortable today,'' Shorb said. ``I made a lucky putt on 17 and I was fortunate to be able to go to school on Therese's putt on 18.'' For Quinn, it was her first time back in the tournament since 1966, when she competed at the age of 16. Susan Choi took the Amateur First Flight defeating Julie Carmichael 3 and 2. Debra Mielke was victorious in the day's longest match. She beat Gale Brudner by one hole after playing 20. (Courtesy Miami Herald) 75th Ione D. Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur Championship & 22nd Ione D. Jones/Doherty Women's Senior Amateur Championship FINAL Marika Lendl def. Lindy Duncan, 3 and 2. SEMIFINALS Lindy Duncan def. Stefanie Kenoyer, 3 and 2. Marika Lendl def. Kristina Wong, 4 and 2. QUARTERFINALS Stefanie Kenoyer def. Taylor Collins, 20 holes. Linday Duncan def. Claire-Marie Carlton, 4 and 3. Marika Lendl def. Susan Nam, 3 and 2. Kristina Wong def. Isabelle Lendl, 2 and 1. SECOND ROUND Taylor Collins def. Jordyn Hage, 2 and 1. Stefanie Kenoyer def. Mary Jane Hiestand, 1 up. Claire-Marie Carlton def. Maggie Weder, 4 and 3. Lindy Duncan def. Emma Tipping, 5 and 4. Marika Lendl def. Rachel Carpenter, 2 and 1. Susan Nam def. Marilyn Hardy, 2 and 1. Isabelle Lendl def. Laura Carson, 5 and 4. Kristina Wong def. Kyle Roig, 19 holes. FIRST ROUND Jordyn Hage def. Alexandra Bodemann, 2 up. Taylor Collins def. Alexandra Frazier, 4 and 2. Mary Jane Hiestand def. Gina Johnston, 2 and 1. Stefanie Kenoyer def. Patsy Ehret, 8 and 7. Maggie Weder def. Susan Choi, 2 and 1. Claire-Marie Carlton def. Rachel Cassidy, 4 and 3. Lindy Duncan def. Gia Fanelli, 6 and 4. Emma Tipping def. Dawn Dewar, 5 and 4. Marika Lendl def. Natalie McNicholas, 5 and 3. Rachel Carpenter def. Taffy Brower, 2 up. Marilyn Hardy def. Julie Garner, 2 and 1. Susan Nam def. Julie Carmichael, 4 and 3. Isabelle Lendl def. Daria Cummings, 1 up. Laura Carson def. Madison Pressel, 3 and 2. Kyle Roig def. Reggie Parker, 6 and 5. Kristina Wong def. Benedikte Grotvedt, 2 up. Senior - Championship Flight Connie Shorb - Champion (1 up) Therese Quinn - Runner-Up Amateur - First Flight Susan Choi - Champion (3&2) Julie Carmichael - Runner-Up

Senior - First Flight Debra Mielke - Champion (1 up thru 20) Gale Brudner - Runner-Up

Amateur - Second Flight Judy Dotten - Champion (4&3) Angel Sze - Runner-Up

Senior - Second Flight Penny Locke - Champion (5&4) Leslie Henry - Runner Up

ABOUT THE Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur

The third event on the "Orange Blossom" circuit of ladies events in Florida. Tournament consists of two divisions of 48 players (Women's and Senior Women's) playing an 18-hole qualifying for 32- player match play field in each division.

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