WIESBADEN, Germany -- Even through steady rain Wednesday at Rheinblick Golf Course, the DODDS-Europe elite was clear.

Defending champions Jenna Eidem of Wiesbaden and Jordan Holifield of Patch pulled ahead of the field over the first 18 holes of the 36-hole championship tournament. The final round tees off at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rheinblick.

Eidem got halfway to her fourth consecutive European championship with 42 Stableford points, a full 20 ahead of her nearest rival. Holifield’s lead is less secure. His 51 points place him four ahead of the pack.

While seasoned vets Eidem and Holifield separated themselves, a host of freshmen teased the future of DODDS-Europe golf with strong rounds of their own.

Among the boys, Vicenza’s Hunter Leclair emerged as Holifield’s primary foil with a 47-point outing. On the girls side, Bitburg’s Leigh Daryanani and Kaiserslautern’s Jasmine Acker scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, to round out the girls’ top three.

While Eidem is likely uncatchable, the boys race could hold some intrigue Thursday. In addition to Leclair, Kaiserslautern’s Jeff Kidwell (44 points) and Wiesbaden’s Noah Shin (42) could challenge Holifield. Boys Jordan Holifield (Patch) 51 Hunter Leclair (Vicenza) 47 Jeff Kidwell (Kaiserslautern) 44 Noah Shin (Wiesbaden) 42 Jerry Vongkoth (Vicenza) 38 Joshua Davis (Ramstein) 37 Dylan Blackmon (Wiesbaden) 34 Jarred Edwards (Wiesbaden) 34 Kyler Zachary (Lakenheath) 31 Ethan Ford (Kaiserslautern) 30 Fikri Zulfiflie (Bahrain) 28 Imran Mohd Raji (Bahrain) 26 Cody Maglio (Lakenheath) 22 Siddhantha Bose (Bahrain) 22 Daniel Shin (Wiesbaden) 20 Garrett Roach (AFNORTH) 9Girls Jenna Eidem (Wiesbaden) 42 Leigh Daryanani (Bitburg) 22 Jasmine Acker (Kaiserslautern) 20 Samantha Nop (Bitburg) 18 Ana Duenas (Kaiserslautern) 17 Megan Harvey (Ramstein) 12

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