Jodi Enjoys More Success

THINGS just continue to get better and better for North East golf sensation Jodi Ewart.

THINGS just continue to get better and better for North East golf sensation Jodi Ewart. The Catterick 20-year-old looks destined for a bright career in the professional ranks after notching up another series of impressive achievements.

Jodi, who turned out for the GB and Ireland team against the US in the Curtis Cup in May, has just returned to her US college, the University of New Mexico, after retaining her English strokeplay title and helping Yorkshire win the Northern Counties.

She has been named Women's Golfer of the Month for September by the Mountain West Conference after winning her third US college championship and moving up to 19th overall in the Golfweek national rankings.

Most recently, she was playing for England's three-man team at the World Amateur Team Championship at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia. Jodi was England's best performer on all four days of the event.

She opened with a one-over par score of 73, added a 72 on day two, slipped back a little with a 75 in the penultimate round before firing a super one under 70 in the final round.

Jodi's efforts helped England finish in seventh place overall on a combined six-over par. Sweden won with Spain runners-up and the highly-fancied US clinching third place.

Jodi has also been named in the preliminary squad of 26 players for the 2009 Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe.

The match will be played at Hamburger Golf Club in Germany on July 24 and 25 next year and Jodi is the only North East woman to be selected.


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