World Am Recap Day 4
By mustang6560 on 8/30/12
Iâ€™m sad to say that my 2012 Golf.com World Amateur Championship experience is nearly over. I still have the last night of the 19th Hole to look forward to tonight. But, since I didnâ€™t win my flight, the golf portion of my trip is officially over!
The good news is I finished on a high. I carded my best score of the week (I only played three full rounds) earlier today at the Palmetto Course at Myrtlewood Golf Club. I shot a very steady 85. I had five pars, 10 bogeys, two double bogeys, and a birdie. And it wasnâ€™t just any birdie, it was the kind of birdie that wins skins! Thatâ€™s right, my birdie on my second to last hole of the World Am was good enough to win 210 big ones (Iâ€™m not supposed to use words like â€ścashâ€ť or â€śdollarsâ€ť)!
Like I mentioned above, I played very consistent golf today. I didnâ€™t have many looks at birdie and the ones I did have, I couldnâ€™t convert - expect for hole 4, my 17th of the day. The pin was playing about 157 yards and since the course was wet, the greens were very receptive. I stood up on the tee box and stuck a 7-iron 157 yards 18 inches from the cup. I drained the ensuing birdie putt center cup. It was a very straight forward par-3, so I wasn't sure if my birdie would hold up.
After we finished up our round, I walked into the clubhouse following my round to turn in my birdie. The guy in charge of the skins game asked me what hole I birdied and I said four. He responded saying, â€śOh, man, you just canceled this guyâ€™s birdieâ€ť. It was my playing partner from yesterday. I was bummed and proceeded to get my stuff together and walk back to the Batmobile. Well, as I was headed to my car, my playing partner from yesterday said that he didnâ€™t pay his $20 earlier this morning, so unless someone else turned in a birdie on hole four, the skin was mine. Apparently, there was a miscommunication between he and his buddy. He thought his buddy was paying his $20 and his buddy thought he was paying. Either way, it worked out in my favor as no one else turned in a birdie on the fourth!
So I didnâ€™t shoot in the 80s all four rounds. And I probably wonâ€™t finish inside the top 15 of Flight 8. But, Iâ€™ll be returning home with more big ones in my pocket than I came to Myrtle Beach with! Iâ€™m off to the 19th Hole for dinner and drinks. Thanks for tuning in for the week. I'll write a World Am Wrap Up next week when I get back!
Goodbye from Myrtle Beach!
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