Wow, what a day! I had a mid-day tee time today and made the best of the wind. I started off the day with a birdie on the first hole and played my first 8 holes at 3-under par. I managed to hit my bump and runs and scramble when I needed to. I really took advantage of my length on the par 5s and just had to make an up and down for one of the birdies. Another hole, I hit 3 wood and then a wedge for another birdie. I even snuck a 3 iron hybrid in to 6 feet for yet another birdie!
On number 9, I just missed an up and down and took a bogey. I made the turn at two under. The back 9 proved more of a challenge for me. On 10 I ended up running off the edge of the green and made a 10 foot putt for par. Then, on 13 I hit my drive in a nasty pot bunker. I had to come out sideways! Then I hit an 8 iron to 5 feet, and made par! But nothing was coming easy. I three putted 14 for a bogey, and bogeyed again on 15 after yet another pot bunker off the tee. On 16 the par three, another pot bunker and another bogey. I was frustrated.
On the 17th, I ended up deep in the native grass after a tee shot took a nasty bounce. I hit a running 6 iron out to pin high… but in another deep bunker. This time I got it out to 6 feet and made the putt! A par at last. The last par 5 played down wind and I got to pin high easily in two. A nice bump and run up the hill and a putt to finish with a birdie.
I ended up at an even par 74, and I am in 16th out of 144. Wish me luck tomorrow!
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great going. Keep up the good work. Good luck.
Great start Alex! Relax and enjoy, as you obviously have been! You rock1
Well done! Keep it up and have fun. Get your caddie to read 6-4/10 so he doesn’t make an error. 🙂