So I ended up finishing 21st overall and tied for 9th in those using master clubs, giving me a promotion mark. Good start I will say.
Now, I already did my first round of the next event, the Tin Cup Classic. Diablos Dell is a course where low scores definitely are achievable, especially in the conditions the terrain had on that first round. Highlights will be placed tomorrow on my scorecard page, which I will post the link when it will be online tomorrow.
It was a great round that should have been even better as you'll see in the highlights...
It was a 6 under 66 in round 3 but I missed a few makeable putts that could have turned it into a better round. Highlights have been put in my scorecard page.
4th round? Highlights will be placed tonight but I finished with a solid 63 with only 23 putts (My lowest number in the tournament) and I even had a damn bogey at 4 that put me on tilt for a moment. Hopefully, I played way better afterwards, getting my 3rd 30 score of the week on the back 9.
Finished 33 under which should have me avoid any demotion marks this week. Course was definitely scoreable and a few shots here and there on Round 2 and 3 could have given me a chance to finish top 10 of those playing the Master Clubs but heh, that's fine. Can't play them all well.
Next week's course is gorgeous and should see some low scores if people drive it well and avoid getting fooled by the winds. Even got a hole in one in one of my practice rounds, my first ever in the game.
Finished tied for 53rd in the last event so I was looking to get in the top 50 this event...
It started with a 67 in round 1 (-4) with 29 putts. Highlights are already placed in the scorecard which link you will get right here at the end.
Second round, I had practiced and I was gunning for at least 8 under like I scored every time or better in practice... And I finished with a 65 instead (-6) with 27 putts. I am currently past the top 100 so I figured I would need to score huge this weekend. (Highlights of this round will be added tomorrow)
I practiced the third round and looked so bad that I just decided to go for it and see what I could get... What I got... Might have been the best round I have ever played on The Golf Club 2019...
Yes, 57. 14 under! And I 3-putted that driveable par 4 for par as well... The highlights will be of many kind...
Never played as well as I did. I now think I still have a shot at getting a promo mark this week if I can score in Round 4 nearly as well as I did in Round 3.
My 61 in the last round gave me a 14th position overall and I thought it would be a second green arrow... Instead, I got a fast track promotion to CC-D instead, which is great. It also means I face a slightly tougher Bethpage Black then those at CC-Am but it is fine.
Practiced it a little bit. Conditions are tough and if you make mistakes, this course will take pleasure giving you red scores... My first round was fine as I was -3 after 12 and looking to get close to the top 10... And then a mistake on 13 led to mistakes for the rest of the round and I barely held on to even par. Disappointing but a lesson learned... Take your time after making a mistake and getting a red score even if it is just 20-30 seconds.
Practice rounds on Round 2 conditions tell me the course can be caught for low scores but that you need to play your A-game. And you need to accept that some holes are meant to go for pars and some others can be attacked for birdies.
Sorry for no highlights this week. I just decided to play my rounds quickly without picking any highlights. If I get a ace, a chip in the hole or a lengthy as lengthy can go putt to drop, I might make a highlight in the future.
I ended up getting 3 red marks but no demotion, which surprised me. So, I started this week playing the Bobby Lutz Charlotte Cup and my first round was pretty good... 21 putts... 9 birdies... But my main issue was 2 holes... 9th and 14th. Both holes I hit awful shots into the water and finished with two triple-bogeys... Ended up with a 70 (-3) that got me into an awful spot as I saw that the course was definitely prime to get picked on.
2nd round... 30 putts... Only 4 birdies... 2 bogeys... Even par on the 4 Par 5 holes... Surely another poor round, right? Luckily, I eagled 2 of the few driveable Par 4 holes and ended my second round with a 67 (-6). Got me right on the edge of the Top 100, which I need to get towards to at least take one of those 3 red marks.
3rd and 4th round recaps will be added when they get shown on the leaderboard.