Jones/Doherty: Defending champs Charley Hull and Mary Jane Hiestand advance to quarterfinals

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (Jan. 18, 2012) -- Defending champion Charley Hull of England is on her way to another win at the Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur. In her first match Hull defeated Sami Stewart of Carson City, NV 6 & 5. She went on to defeat Emily Gimpel of Lafayette Hill, PA 3 & 2 in her second match.

Hull, who just two weeks ago won the Harder Hall, will meet three time Women's Mid-Amateur champion, Megan Stasi in Thursday's quarterfinal match.

Number two seed, Kailey Walsh of Boca Raton, FL who shot a 69 in the qualifying, advanced to the quarterfinals with 1-up victories over Lena Weichselgartner of Gainesville, FL and Paloma Nunez of Granbury, TX. Walsh will meet Alex Stewart of Carson City, NV in the quarterfinals.

In the senior flight defending senior champion Mary Jane Hiestand of Naples, FL advanced with a 6 & 5 win over Clate Aydlett of Elizabeth City, NC and a 4 & 3 win over Connie Shorb of York, PA. Heistand will meet 2007 USGA Senior Women's Champion Anna Schlutz in the quarterfinals.

Another great match-up in the quarterfinals will be 2011 USGA Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville, MD against two-time USGA Senior Women's Amateur champion, Diane Lang of Weston, FL. The two just battled at the Dixie Senior Women's Amateur a few weeks ago. Lang edged Schlesinger by two strokes to win her third straight Dixie championship.

Results For Jones/Doherty Women's & Senior Women's Amateur Championship
WinFLMeghan StasiOakland Park, FL800
Runner-upFLJaye Marie GreenBoca Raton, FL600
SemifinalsOKAlex StewartOklahoma City, OK400
SemifinalsEnglandHarriet BeasleyEngland400
QuarterfinalsEnglandCharley HullEngland300

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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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