January 22, 2012

Stasi Claims 80th Jones/Doherty Title

Meghan Stasi battles young field for Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur title

Meghan Stasi, a three-time U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion, captured the 80th annual Jones/Doherty Women’s Amateur Championship at Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, on January 17-21.  Stasi, of Oakland Park, defeated Boca Raton’s Jaye Marie Green 1-up in the final match on Saturday.

After coming off strong finishes at the Harder Hall Invitational and Women’s South Atlantic Amateur, placed 8th and 13th respectively, Stasi was able to continue her momentum at Coral Ridge.  She took out Charley Hull, world’s number six golfer and defending champion, during Thursday’s quarterfinals, and was victorious over UK’s Harriet Beasley in the semi-finals.

In the finals, Stasi was 2-up through six when Green turned it around.   Green birdied seven and took advantage of Stasi’s three-putt bogeys on eight and nine to go 1-up.  Stasi rallied back to tie the match with a birdie on 12, then went 1-up again at 15 when Green found trouble.  On 18 Stasi was able to close out the match with a two-putt par from 20 feet.

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