Super caddy Troy Fuller on the bag in the photo!! He is doing a super job and we are getting better and better as a team all the time!! Just hoping we can stick together for the rest of the season!
Today I played really well. I started a little scratchy but after a bogey on the 16th, my 7th hole, I hit every green in regulation and only missed one fairway from there until the end. It was easily the best stretch of holes I have played up here this year. Not only was I hitting fairways and greens but I was hitting the centre of fairways and hitting it pretty close on the greens.
I putted with my broomy today as the lefty despite feeling solid needs many more hours and a lot of routine work on it. I putted nicely today despite having a three putt on my 12th hole for a bogey where I just misjudged the pace of my first putt leaving a tricky second putt downhill for par.
Sometimes today I paid a bit of a price for getting my club selection spot on. What I mean is that I hit it to pin high numerous times to around 15 feet. The problem on these greens is that it was left with putts that were breaking crazy amounts in short distances making it very difficult to hole them. I had one putt for birdie on my 16th hole from 10 foot but in reality the putt travelled something like 13-14 feet as I had to hit it up the hill before it broke sideways at right angles to track downhill and straight into the centre of the hole!!
That birdie got me to one under for the day and despite hitting another awesome curling putt on the next hole it just slid by. So the par 5 9th hole, my last hole stood in front of me. It is a 600+ yard par 5 and today was back into the wind. I just didn't quite get my drive right and it slid into the fairway bunker down the right side of the hole. It was my only missed fairway for sometime but a crucial one. I had 300m to go and could only hit 6 iron out of the bunker. Fortunately I made great contact and found the centre of the fairway for my third. I had 155m to the pin back into the breeze slightly from the left. Upon a discussion with Troy we decided that a cut 6 iron was the shot and club. I hit it great and it looked really good, landing left of the pin and working towards the hole. There were a few claps from the spectators up at the green suggesting that it must have been in pretty good shape. Surprisingly when we got up to the green that is set above you from the fairway, my ball was a foot from the hole! Why weren't the spectators up and cheering!!!
Needless to say a birdie finish was very pleasing and 2 under was a solid day, more of that I reckon!!! So looking forward to tomorrow and of course next week too. Hoping to finish this week with my low round of the week, low round of the tournament would be great!!