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Southern Natives Reign Supreme on Pro Circuit

October 22, 2007 03:27 PM

Julie Ditty of Ashland, Ky., took home the top prize at PGA Superstore $50,000 Challenger in Lawrenceville, Ga., after defeating Angela Haynes in the final, 7-6(4), 6-2. Ditty partnered with Leanne Baker to finish second in doubles competition. Ditty had an astonishing tournament winning all of her matches in straight sets and defeating No. 5 seed Stephanie Dubois, 7-6(2), 7-5, in the semifinal round.

Ditty is currently the highest ranked American women in the pro circuit and is looking to have a repeat performance next week as she will be competing in the Comcast Professional Women's Challenger in Augusta, Ga.

Bobby Reynolds, of Acworth Ga., John Isner of Greensboro N.C., and Donald Young of Atlanta Ga., all entered the Calabasas Challenger in California as seeded players. Reynolds and Isner had to face each other in the third round of play. Isner came up with a 7-6(2), 7-5 victory over Reynolds and advanced to the semifinal round. However, it was Young who had the best showing as he made it to the finals before falling short to Robert Kendrick, 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4.

Reynolds and Young are the highest ranking American men on the pro circuit; Reynolds is ranked No. 1 and Young is ranked No. 2.




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