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Monday, March 26, 2012

LPGA Tour: Jodi Ewart continues torrid form

Jodi Ewart practices at Palm-Aire Country Club ahead of the 2012 season. Photo by Grant Jefferies/gjefferies@bradenton.com

If notching her first career top-20 finish on the LPGA Tour last week wasn't enough, Manatee County resident Jodi Ewart topped that feat at this weekend's Kia Classic.

Ewart tied for seventh with a 4-under par 284 total for the 72-hole event.

She earned $45,337 and a berth into the season-ending CME Group Titleholders held in Naples in November.

The top three from each LPGA tournament, not already qualified, earn a place in the Titleholders - formerly an LPGA major championship.

At one point, Ewart was 8-under par for the tournament, but bogeyed four consecutive holes down the stretch to tie for seventh, her first career top 10 finish. It also means she's qualified for the Kraft Nabisco Championship this week, the first major of the 2012 LPGA season.

Her stellar play also vaulted her up the women's world rankings for a second straight week. Ewart cracked the top 300 after surging 142 places forward to No. 248 in the Rolex Rankings released on Monday.

Ewart is now No. 31 on the money list after the past two weeks, meaning she's in good shape to secure her LPGA Tour card for next year without having to return to Q-School.

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