Ewart wins European Tour Q-School

Adam Shadoff was working as a weekend sports anchor at a television station in Albuquerque, New Mexico when he first met Jodi Ewart.

Shadoff  was covering the Mountain West Conference Championships and Ewart, the star of the University of New Mexico women’s golf team, won the individual title.

After interviewing her, Shadoff, a 2 or 3-handicapper at the time, asked Ewart if she would like to play golf with him.

“I beat her with a near career best round,” said Shadoff of their first date. “But that was the last time.”

Not long after that, Shadoff took a job as the sports director of SNN6 in Sarasota. After graduating from New Mexico, Jodi followed Shadoff to Sarasota. 

The two got engaged and are planning a 2013 marriage.

They must be good for each other because since moving to Sarasota, Ewart has qualified for the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. She is one of only a few players in the world that has full tour privileges on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tour.

The 24-year-old native of North Yorkshire, England captured the Ladies European Tour’s Final Qualifying School for the 2012 season by two strokes with a closing round of level par 73 on the South Course at La Manga Club in Spain.

“It feels good,” she said after the final round. “I mean, fourth on the LPGA and now winning the LET. “It’s a pretty good off-season if you ask me. I’m really looking forward to this year.”

Ewart begins her season at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne. She works on her game at the Palm-Aire Country Club.

 

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