England international Jodi Ewart has got her new US college season off to a flying start. After shooting her career-best score in her first tournament of the 2009/10 season on the US women's college circuit, she shot a sizzling 11-under par score in her second event.
However, for the second week running, she had to settle for second place.
She began the season by carding a career-best 54-hole total of seven under par and was runner-up.
She followed up with another new scoring record of 208 for her college, the University of New Mexico, with rounds of 69, 71, 68 on the par 73 UNM Championship Course.
It was a stout defence of her Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational title, though her final round, with six birdies in the last 10 holes, still saw her finish one shot short of the winner, Kendra Little of Oregon.
The 21-year-old from Catterick Golf Club in North Yorkshire, started the new season in sensational style the previous week at the 54-hole Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Colorado.
She had 16 birdies during the event and shot scores of 72, 68, 68 to finish three shots behind the winner. Even so, her total for the tournament was a career-best and four-under 68s also equaled her career low round.
Jodi is just starting her fourth and final year at the University of New Mexico, where she is described as arguably the best woman golfer in the university's history.
She's an England and GB&I international and has played in both the Curtis Cup and the Vagliano Trophy.
Jodi has also just been named in the GB&I squad for the 2010 Curtis Cup match against the US at the Essex County Club, Massachusetts from June 11 to 13.
She is one of six English girls in the 20-woman squad. The final team of eight will be selected next April.
Jodi, twice the English strokeplay champion, made her debut in the event in the 2008 Curtis Cup at St Andrew's.
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