Moving in the Right Direction

Moving in the Right Direction

The past two weeks I have competed in Indiana and Virginia, both with positive things to take away from the tournaments.

In South Bend, Indiana the weather was anything but nice the first couple of days, but I put myself in a really good position after the first round. At even par I was tied for seven in the biggest tournament of the year, prize money wise. Unfortunately I couldn’t keep up my play from day one, and finished the tournament disappointingly with a 75 and 73. I ended up tied for 33rd and not quite the finish I had in mind after day one.

I have been struggling putting three good scores together, and it is quite frustration because one or two good rounds isn’t going to get me far. I am ranked 15th in scoring average on tour but 23rd on the money list, which just again shows that my scores perhaps aren’t so far off, but I just can’t seem to put three good ones together at the same tournament.

Therefore, the goal for the next tournament in Richmond, Virginia, was to get three consistent good rounds. I was hitting it well so I knew I could do it, I just needed the consistency I have missed in previous tournaments. Thankfully, my wish came true. During the whole tournament I hit the ball well, especially on the final day. The only thing that held me back from a really good result was a somewhat cold putter. Nevertheless, with rounds of 71-72-72 (-1) I finished tied for 11th, my third best result out on the Symetra Tour.

I was very happy with the way I was striking the ball, and to finally get three consistent rounds together. This was the 4th and 5th tournament in a row and I now just have one left in my home state of Maryland. It has been a long stretch of tournaments and I am really excited about getting to sleep in my own bed during a tournament. I can also tell that the many tournaments are finally starting to rub on me and I am getting excited for a little vacation time. But one more week to go and a good result in Maryland would be amazing, especially when I get to have my brother on the bag!