Emily Mayne shoots a 69 to rocket up the leaderboard at IMG Academy Junior World Cup Championships

By Sports Desk July 15, 2022

Emily Mayne enjoyed an excellent second day at the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships in the United States of America on Thursday.

Maybe carded a three-under-par 69 to move from 40th into a tie for eighth place and just two shots off the lead.  The Jamaican teen has an overall score of 141 after shooting a 72 in the opening round.

Kelli Ann Strand of the USA was atop the leaderboard with scores of 71 and 68 for an overall score of 139.

Aman Dhiman is the other Jamaican at the championships.  He is also competing in the 15-18 age group. He scored nine over par 81 and is tied at 158th at the end of the second round with a total score of 160.

Japan’s Taisha Motto leads with an overall score of 10 under par 134 (68, 66) after two rounds.

The championship, held at the Torrey Pines - South Golf Course in California, ends on Friday.

Both golfers have had a busy season. Recently, they competed at the 34th Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships in Puerto Rico where Mayne topped the Under 18 age group - a first for any Jamaican female golfer.

As soon as they return from the current championships they will head off to the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships (for seniors) in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

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