BAROOGA, Victoria, Australia (Aug. 1, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian senior Catherine Odgers lost Thursday in the match-play semifinals of the Victorian Women’s Country Championship, ending a mostly successful run through the event in her native country.
Odgers fell 3 and 2 to Jessica Pickwick, who is about to enter her junior season at NCAA Division II Tarleton State (Texas). In the quarterfinals, played earlier Thursday, Odgers beat June Tickell 2 and 1 at Cobram Barooga Golf Club.
Odgers qualified for match play in the event by tying for medalist honors in stroke-play competition. Her two-round score of 162 matched that of Bianca Ling, Pickwick and Casey Wild. All four will be considered winners of the Betty Kernot Trophy, which is presented to the leading qualifier for the Country Championship, which first was played in 1910.
Earlier in the week, Odgers teamed with Wild on to capture the Victorian Women’s Country Foursomes Championship, also held at Cobram Barooga.
Last month, Odgers won the Victorian Women’s Par 3 Championship for the fourth time.
During her junior season at OC, Odgers posted an 80.26 stroke average and three top-10 finishes, including a second-place showing at the Diffee Ford-Lincoln Invitational at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond. She earned All-America status by finishing eighth in the National Christian College Athletic Association Invitational at The Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla.