FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2013) -- No. 1 seed Kelsey MacDonald stayed true to form, cruising through match play to win the 2013 Jones-Doherty Women's Amateur Championship at Coral Ridge Country Club.
MacDonald knocked off Mika Liu in the final, 4-and-2.
The event featured some of the biggest names in women's amateur golf, including Daniela Lendl, who earned the No. 2 seed before falling in the round of 32.
Ashlan Ramsey, who made a run to the final match at the U.S. Women's Amateur, fell to Liu in the semifinal round.
By Steve Waters, Sun Sentinel
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2013) -- Ashley Rose, of North Augusta, S.C., was equally thrilled to win the senior division championship. She defeated Anna Schultz, of Rockwall, Texas, 6 and 4.
"My ball-striking was pretty solid and I putted extremely well," said Rose, 59, who was 4 up after five holes and 6 up after 12.
Rose had played or practiced for 24 straight days, including four tournaments. She began with a senior division victory in the Dixie Women's Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club.
Getting through a tough field here to join past winners such as Marlene Streit and Carol Semple Thompson was the perfect way to end that run.
"I am a little overwhelmed and very honored to be part of that list," Rose said. "This is a major in the women's amateur world. And the field was a who's who of senior women's golf. I took on three USGA senior women's champions this week, so I feel pretty good about my game."
Brooke Baker beat Emily Gimpel to win the first flight Saturday and Leigh Coulter beat Barbara Pagano to win the senior first flight. Earlier in the week, World Golf Hall of Famer Streit, who won four Doherty championships and seven senior titles, won the senior second flight, Laurie Steenwood won the senior third flight and Marianne Weber won the senior fourth flight.
In the First Flight Championship, Brooke Baker knocked off Emily Gimpel, 5-and-4. Natalie McNicholas won the Second Flight.