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Oboh Places 5th At US Golf Teen Championship

Nigerian female teenage golfer, Georgia Oboh at the weekend finished fifth at the 2018 US Teen World Championship at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in North Carolina, United States.

The competition, which featured 73 players from 20 countries across the world, was won by USA’s Nicole Adam with Oboh registering scores of 73/75/76 to finish fifth in a field of 73 girls aged from 15 to 18.

Before heading to North Carolina, Oboh, a former World Teen Champion, featured in senior competitions, including the US Women’s Amateur Qualifying in Florida, where she missed out a spot in the playoffs even after shooting a score of 72 (level par).

She bounced back at the USGA Girls Championships in California with scores of 75 and 79 in tough conditions with fog weather delays, but missed the matchplay cut by three shots after a great performance under the conditions

Oboh will now compete in the Florida Women’s Open, a professional event featuring female golf professionals and top lady amateurs held in Naples Florida from August 10 to 12.

Oboh is also billed to represent Nigeria in the World Amateur event, which is the biggest field of top amateurs worldwide from August 29 to September 1.

She will feature alongside her compatriot, Anita Uwadia, at the competition in Dublin, Ireland, in an event that is held every two years for the world’s best amateurs from all countries.

In October, Oboh is due to represent Nigeria at the World Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but the teenager is still sourcing funds to train for this tournament.

Oboh is seeking to make giant strides in the golfing world with funds being a major hindrance to her ambition of putting Nigeria on global map of golf

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