OC’s Odgers leads in Australian par-3 golf tournament

OC's Catherine Odgers holds the first-round lead in a par-3 tournament in her native Australia.
OC's Catherine Odgers holds the first-round lead in a par-3 tournament in her native Australia.

KYABRAM, Australia (June 5, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian golfer Catherine Odgers held the lead Wednesday after the first round of the Victorian Women’s Par 3 Championship in her native Australia.

Odgers, who will be entering her senior season at OC this fall, shot a 9-over-par 63 on an overcast, chiklly day at Kyabram Parkland Golf Club, the only 18-hole par-3 course in the Australian state of Victoria, where Odgers is from.

Odgers, who has won the tournament three previous times (in 2007, 2009 and 2010), held a one-shot lead over the two-time defending champion, Jessica Pickwick. The tournament attracted a record 148 entrants.

The tournament’s final round will be played Thursday.