12-year-old wins Jones/Doherty Championship
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
including Patty Berg, JoAnne Carner, Babe Zaharias
Marlene Stewart Streit, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle
Goetze, Charley Hull and Lexi Thompson.
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
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