Friday, February 27, 2009

Victory at Last

On Thursday afternoon, I ended a 14 month win-less drought on the mini-tour circut! I opened up a three stroke lead with a 66 on Wednesday in a two day, Minor League Golf Tour event. The tournament was held at The Fountains CC in Lake Worth, FL just south of West Palm Beach. It was a small, but strong contingency of players ranging from Nationwide Tour members to mini-tour players.

With my close friends, the Morgans watching, I made an exciting eagle on the 570 yard par 5 12th to move to -6 for the day and closed the round in 66.

When the final round commenced, I birdied the opening hole to extend my lead, but played scramblin' man golf for the remainder of the front nine. I made four putts from holes 2-9 to save par from over 10 feet and to remain in front.

I rolled in a 35 footer for eagle on the 11th to widen the gap and create breathing room that was desperately needed. After hitting a 6 iron into a hazard and carding a double on 16, my lead was cut to one stroke with two holes remaining.

I narrowly missed a birdie on 17. I then hit a perfect 6 iron from 183 on the 470 yard, hazard-ridden, par 4 18th, to 20 feet, to put the final nail in the coffin. I closed in 72 for a final total of 138 and a two stroke victory!

My last two events, I have finished 2nd and 1st and am on the verge of playing the best golf of my career. After a year of inconsistency, my game's growth and my improvement is exciting.

To see pictures from the event and see final results, please visit:

It is great to finally say, "I'm baaaack!"


Tom Balderston said...

Congratulations and I am now officially in the loop. A new term for a "looper", now a Blogspot follower.

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