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Emma's Eagles: Sept. 21, 2011

By Emma Edin

"We had our first tournament last weekend [in Fort Collins, Colo.] and did well as a team. Our next tournament is in Albuquerque. We leave on Friday and play on Sunday and Monday. We're in the process of qualifying for the tournament and today I made my first hole in one! I never thought it would happen but finally it did. It was kind of cool. Now I have to buy some champagne!

"We have practice two days a week, but we play pretty much every day for four hours. We usually play the Butterfield, Fort Bliss and El Paso Country Club courses. We practice at Coronado and tomorrow we're going to play at Painted Dunes. I haven't played there before, and it's going to be fun. I have heard it's one of El Paso's best courses.

"I'd say Butterfield is my personal favorite because it's really pretty and I like the layout of the course. The greens are pretty fast and we get golf carts there. We have to walk the other courses.

"Two of my teammates, Johanna Permatz and Emma Burman, went to the same high school as me so we hang out at home as well. Four of us, including Nathalie Castillo, are from the Stockholm area. We know each other from years back. It's kind of crazy that we all ended up here in El Paso, four Swedes! "I don't know anyone named Emma here in El Paso, but it's a very common name back home. Two or three people think Emma Burman and I are the same person. We're both kind of blonde. I had one class with this guy and Emma had another class with him and he was talking to me about things I didn't know. "My major is finance. I'm still taking my basic courses. My GPA is really good and I want an A in all my classes, so that's what I'm aiming for. I want to graduate with a 4.0, but we'll see!"

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