Jones/Doherty Amateur: Gina Clark to face Mika Liu in all-California final
Gina Clark (Murrieta) and Mika Liu (Beverly Hills)
Gina Clark (Murrieta) and Mika Liu (Beverly Hills)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mika Liu will get her chance to win the Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur on Saturday at Coral Ridge Country Club — something she wasn't quite able to grasp two years ago as a 13-year-old when she lost in the final to Kelsey MacDonald 4-and-2.

Now, at age 15, the Beverly Hills, Calif. native will have to face former San Diego State golfer Gina Clark, who knocked out well-known mid-amateur player Tara Joy-Connelly 2-up in Friday's semifinal match.

RELATED: Mika Liu upsets medalist at Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur

Liu took out medalist and No. 1 seed Samantha Smolen in the quarterfinals before handing Jamie Freedman, a freshman at Nova Southeastern University, a 5-and-3 defeat in the semis.

Liu had a nice 2014 campaign, earning medalist honors at the Women's Western Amateur before winning it all a few days later, as well as reaching the match play stage at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

For a look at the current match play bracket, please click the link below.

Match Play Bracket

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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