Emily Odwin continued her run of victories yesterday, June 8th, when she followed up her back-to-back victories on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour with a stunning win in the US girls’ Junior qualifier played at Hawk Pointe G.C. in New Jersey. Emily’s score of 67, or 3 under par, was a flawless display of power golf and consistency. She carded 3 birdies and 15 pars in what was the toughest competitive field she had faced since returning to international competition four weeks ago after enduring fifteen months of enforced absence due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The seventeen-year-old Barbadian was tied for the lead after birdieing the 7th and 8th holes and never relinquished her hold on the top spot with pars from the 9th thru 15th holes when play was suspended due to bad weather. Play was not resumed until four hours later. With three holes left to play, Emily promptly birdied the par 3, 16th hole and completed her round with two solid pars. Only three players of the field of 34 entered made it through to the US Girls’ Junior Championship which is scheduled to be played from 12th-17th July at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Emily is the first Barbadian girl to qualify for the US Girls’ Junior Championship.