Weiler competes at international tourney

Submitted photoEmma Weiler, a freshman at Batesville High School, placed 35th at the Optimist International Golf Championships, held last month at Trump Doral National in Miami.

Emma Weiler, a freshman from Batesville High School, competed in the Optimist International Golf Championships at Trump Doral National in Miami, Florida, the week of July 22.

Emma earned her way to Miami by shooting a qualifying score in both the regional and district events earlier this summer. The regional event was held on June 5 at North Branch Golf Course and the District event was held at Deer Creek Golf Club, Clayton, on June 15. Weiler was able to win both events while shooting below the minimum score to qualify for the international competition. In Miami, Emma shot scores of 83-89-83 to finish 35th overall. She said her favorite part of the competition was the chance to play with players from around the U.S. and other countries. She was paired with girls from Texas, Colorado, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Emma and her family would like to thank Angel Gauck-Belter, Mike Woodward and the Optimist Club for helping with the event, including sponsoring her to reduce costs for the trip to the international competition. To learn more about the Optimist, visit https://www.optimist.org/golf/golf-championships.cfm.