Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Round 1, Final Stage

The big headline on today's Asian Tour website doesnt include Mark Baldwin. It is a picture of Jean Van De Velde with the title, "Van De Velde gears up for Asian Tour Qualifying." Suprisingly, they mention his 'near win' at the 1999 British Open. Poor guy can't ever escape one bad hole.

Today was one bad round for me. But I will be able to escape it with a repeat performance of last week's third round, tomorrow. After 12 holes that included me playing down the wrong holes, hitting shots out from behind trees and missing short putts, I found myself at +4. I birdied 13, 14 and 15 to make a little charge which was deflated by a 3 putt bogey on 17. I finished at +2, 74.

The field will be cut in half tomorrow, meaning, I am in dire need of an impressive round come morning. One great round tomorrow is all it takes to put me back on Tour Card Road. I play at 7 am on Sabah CC, the more difficult of the two courses. Shooting a low score on the difficult course simply means potential to move farther up the leaderboard. I'll test how much leaderboard potential lies in a low round tomorrow.

1 comment:

John said...

Hey Big Boy,

You know you play best on the more difficult courses. Anyone that hits the ball as solidly as you is going to have an advantage at the harder places. Forget about today and go low. Remember all the great shots you hit at "The Point" during the Western Am - there wasn't a guy in the field that hit the ball as well as you.

Good Luck

John Foster