Saturday, July 10, 2010
In Contention in Saskatoon
Another round of 66 (-6) leaves me at -14 headed into the final round. I'm 5 strokes back but have a chance to contend for a win with a great closing round.
I started my round timidly, fighting a block-cut swing that left my tee shots sailing towards the tall native grass right of the fairways. After chipping out of the knee-high fescue at the 2nd, I played an approach shot to 10 feet and made the putt for birdie. After four straight pars, I made a 40 foot eagle putt on 7, birdied 9 and came to 10 at -4. The 610 yard monster played downwind, and I hit a driver and a three wood over the green. Facing a delicate chip over a severe slope, I played a chip and run 7 iron perfectly that found the middle of the hole for another eagle!
At -6 though 10 holes, the round looked promising. While I gave myself a few more great opportunities, the birdie train slowed as it reached the clubhouse and I parred the last hole for 66.
I felt a bit disappointed I couldn't squeeze a few more birdies out of Dakota Dunes Golf Links today. I still have a distant chance to win however. If I can convert a couple more tomorrow and close with the low score of the day, I'll have a great chance to win!