Ewart Off to Australia for World Amateur Team Championship
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/29/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 29, 2008

University of New Mexico junior golfer Jodi Ewart will play for her native England in next week's 2008 World Amateur Team Championship in Australia. The championship will be conducted Oct. 8-11 at The Grange Golf Club's East and West Courses in Adelaide. A total of 54 women's teams will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy. Each team has four players. South Africa is the defending champion.

Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com. Adelaide is 15 1/2 hours ahead of Mountain Daylight Time.

Ewart, a native of North Yorkshire, England, recently won her third individual title while at UNM, taking the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the UNM Championship Course with a 54-hole total of 6-under 213.

Ewart is the first player in Mountain West Conference history to win back-to-back conference titles. She was MWC co-Player of the Year in 2006-07 and 2007-08.

Because of her competition in Australia, Ewart will miss UNM's next tournament, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Oct. 6-8 outside Seattle.

The World Amateur Team Championships was founded in 1958 and is a biennial event run by the International Golf Federation in conjunction with the host nation's governing body of golf.

The IGF was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of the game and to employ golf as a vehicle to foster friendship and sportsmanship. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the official international federation for golf, the IGF comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 110 countries.