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12-year-old wins Jones/Doherty Championship
Alexa Pano <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Alexa Pano
(Golfweek Photo)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (January 21, 2017) -- 12-year-old Alexa Pano continues to put the golfing world on notice. Months removed from becoming the youngest AJGA winner of all-time Pano has now added a victory at the Jones/Doherty Championship.

It took extra holes but after 22 holes Pano, playing as the four-seed, was able to outlast No. 11 Claire Fitzgerald in the title match at Coral Ridge Country Club.

A semifinalist a year ago, Pano was able to reach the finals thanks to a 2&1 victory over No. 8 Tara Connelly-Joy. Fitzgerald moved to the finals with a 4&3 final four win against seven-seed Casey Weidenfield.

Medalist Kendall Griffin earned medalist honors before bowing out in a quarterfinal match against Connelly-Joy.

In the Senior Flight top-seed Lisa Schlesinger took home the title 2&1 over No. 6 Terrill Samuel

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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