102nd Carolinas Amateur
Country club of Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina
52nd place finish shooting 75-68-75-73 (+11)
I started out great. I was thinking well and confidently and hitting the ball well and making putts. Just how I envisioned the round was going to go. But when we were on 17 green (our 8th hole), they blew the horn for dangerous weather in the area. And this is no exaggeration we waited in the clubhouse for over six hours until the weather cleared. It wasn’t terrible, because there were a lot of us chilling together, and we got to watch the entire back nine of The Open. But that didn’t even tide us over to the end of the delay. But come 5pm we got back out onto the course. And as you can tell I was not the same golfer as six hours before. I was 3 under before the delay, and 6 over after the delay.
But overall I have to take away the abundant positives. I had some great stretches of really good golf, and the bad stretches talking a lot about handling negativity. This was a great tournament, the course was excellent, I got to play with and spend time with some great players, I got to hang out in downtown Charleston. Just overall a great week.
I’m going to spend some time evaluating what went right, and what went wrong. And I’m going to learn from it, and get better because of it.
Thanks to everyone who came to the site and followed along! 🙂
Round 4 Scorecard (started on 10)
Tee time: 9:10am starting on hole #10
Leaderboard going into Round 4:
Round 3 – 75 (+5)
It was a struggle today. A true test of patience and motivation. It was a so much harder to fight back. This tournament and this course really have me questioning myself for whatever reason. Questioning my swing, my putting stroke, the way I practice. But I think that’s what the problem is. I’m questioning too much. When I look back at my best stretches of golf, my thought process is very quiet. Tomorrow I’m going to just play. What happens, happens.
Round 3 scorecard (started on 10)
Tee time: 8:40 on hole #10
Leaderboard going into Round 3:
Round 2 – 68 (-2)
Friday was a huge day for me. The score looks good, but after my bogey on 6 I was getting seriously negative. I had actually almost given up completely. At that point I all but knew I was going to miss the cut. That bogey had me at +7, and the cut ended up being +5, so if I had truly given up it would’ve been over for me. But I didn’t give up. I decided to fight anyway. If I was going to miss the cut I was going to go down fighting. That fight turned into a really solid round. So this was huge for me, to fight back like that.
Round 1 (started on 10) – 75 (+5)