Starting the day 3 4 behind I needed to have a very solid day to try and make in roads into the leader. The course here at Tina offers opportunities which is great but it offers those same chances to the leaders too!!
I played very solidly again today from tee to green hitting 16 greens in regulation including the first 10 straight. That meant plenty of chances but I simply couldn't buy a putt and found myself -1 through the first ten.
The 11th is a short 90 degree dogleg to the right requiring just a hybrid down to the corner which I did. Unfortunately I arrived at my ball in a massive unfilled divot. The lie was terrible to say the least but I just decided to accept the shot making challenge and hit a great shot just long of the green but it left me a pretty easy up and down which I made.
From there I played a great stretch of holes having great birdie chances on the next 5 holes but incredibly not only did I not make any of them I actually 3 putted one for a bogie too. It left me even par with 2 to play and after par on 17 I took a more aggressive line on the 18th to leave a shorter shot to the green. A perfect 9 iron left only a 6 foot putt for birdie which I finally managed to convert to finish on 1 under par.
The leader however shot 3 under and moved 6 in front and 5 in front of 2nd place. I am looking forward to the challenge tomorrow and am going to enjoy myself out there!! Time for the putter to arrive and get in on the party!!