Golf: Oboh makes new record, finishes 2nd during USGA Junior Amateur

Georgia Oboh’s recent top form was rewarded when after she lost out in the first round of the women’s amateur she was able to smile at the USGA junior girls under 19 championships qualifying at the Yatcht country club in Stuart Florida

Georgia finished tied 5th out of a field of 126 women in the two day stroke play with Anita Uwadia of Nigeria playing out of South Carolina University Golf team. They played together on day two and posted excellent scores of 72 and 69 a piece on two different golf courses.

Day one was on Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida, while day two was played on the Falls Golf Club in Lake Worth Florida.

Both ladies represented themselves very well etching Nigeria’s presence in women’s golf worldwide.

Georgia’s good form was however cut short in the matchplay series by Sarah Noonan of Georgia South West University in the round of 64.

Anita however continued her stride into the quarter finals which was a great finish for her.

On Monday, Georgia picked up her form again by finishing 2nd place out of a field of 46 girls in the USGA Junior Amateur qualifying championships held at the Yatcht Golf Club in Stuart Florida with a great score of 1 under par 70 at the 6100 yards par 71 USGA course set up. Georgia was pipped to the top position by just 1 shot!

She therefore claimed one of the 5 spots available to the top five finishers, which would represent Georgia’s first appearance at a USGA Championships after missing out severally over the past five years.

According to her, she was excited and credited her excellent finish to her countless prayers and that of her many supporters over the years, “God must have been overwhelmed by prayer requests.”

She also credited her new coach, Sherri Pla of Sherri Golf Academy in West Palm Beach, who caddied for her at the tournament, finishing with “Gods time is the best. I’m glad to have learned so much all these years.”

Having sealed a qualifying, Georgia is the only second Nigerian after Anita Uwadia since 2014 to attend the tournament.

This years Championships will be held at the prestigious Poppy Hills Golf Club in world renowned Pebble Beach, a Mecca for golf lovers on the west coast and would run from the 16-21st of July with practice days on the 14th and 15th, fielding 156 girls under the age of 19, who have qualified to play from all over the world.

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