Thompson Scores Another Big Win

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida (Jan. 23, 2010) -- Put another check in Alexis Thompson’s win column. The 14-year- old defended her title at the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship Saturday, beating Taylor Collins, 3 and 1, at Coral Ridge Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Thompson, the top-ranked player in the amateurgolf.com Women's Player Rankings, is at the end of a five- week stretch of amateur tournaments, which began with a win at the Junior Orange Bowl Dec. 30. She finished second at the Dixie Amateur, lost in a playoff to Kyle Roig at the Harder Hall and came in third at last week’s Sally.

Thompson took the No. 1 seed in the match-play portion of the Jones/Doherty, and never had a match go past the 14th hole until her semifinal match against Martha Leach, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion. Thompson beat Leach, 1 up, before defeating Collins, a junior at Nova Southeastern, in the final.

Roig took the No. 2 seed, but lost to Kelsey MacDonald, 1 up, in the semifinals.

Daniela Lendl, who has committed to Alabama for the fall of 2011, lost to Collins, 2 and 1, in the Round of 16. Amelia Lewis, who recently left Florida after her first semester, fell to Collins in the quarterfinals, 2 and 1.

In the senior division, Kim Eaton, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, defeated Lisa Schlesinger, 1 up.

The Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship is the third tournament on the Florida Orange Blossom Circuit, which kicked off with the Harder Hall.

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Results For Jones/Doherty Women's & Senior Women's Amateur Championship
WinFLLexi ThompsonCoral Springs, FL800
Runner-upFLTaylor CollinsFt. Lauderdale, FL600
SemifinalsKYMartha LeachHebron, KY400
SemifinalsScotlandKelsey MacDonaldScotland400
QuarterfinalsFLGennifer MendezNorth Port, FL300

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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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