Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Moving On

Well, came up a bit short at the Louisiana qualifier. Took 67 to get in under windy conditions and I just didn't hit it well enough. Short game was good though, kept me in contention for a while. I'm in Orlando for a couple days of practice, then I'm headed to Del Ray Beach to watch the MU golf team play in a tournament. I think having my presence there might give them some good vibes... haha. Then I'm headed to Hilton Head for a couple weeks. Just signed up for my next tournament, which will be the eGolf Tour event in North Carolina April 7-10. After that I've got a pair of Nationwide qualifiers the last two weeks in April. For now that's the schedule. Finalizing some details with a sponsor for my left chest logo, I'll be unveiling who it is and what their about in the coming week!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Trails: Arizona

My time in Scottsdale for the moment has come to a close. After a 20+ hour drive from Scottsdale, I have arrived in Lafayette, Louisiana to compete in the Monday qualifier for the Louisiana Open (a Nationwide Tour event). I played a practice round today at the Wetlands GC where my qualifier for 7 spots will take place. There are roughly 80 guys vouching for those spots in the tournament. A front is coming through bringing some rain right now and it's expected to be cool and windy. The interesting thing is that, in comparison to Arizona, I'm finding I need to dial down my yardages a little bit as the ball doesn't fly as far down here at sea level as it did back in the dry air of Arizona. I'm looking forward to Monday and excited about my first opportunity to play my way onto the Nationwide Tour.

Cudos to Lazar and company for a great season. A tough way to end it losing to Washington, but they played their guts out and represented MU well.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gateway Event Number 2

After a promising 69 in the first round last week, severe wind and a cold putter in round 2 led to a missed cut. However, I'm playing another Gateway Tour event that begins tomorrow, so I don't have to wait too long for a shot at some redemption. I'm teeing off at 11am EST at Papago Golf Course. Played a practice round today and hit some really good shots. I'm excited to play tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gateway Tournament

Signed up for my first Gateway Tour event of the year and it begins tomorrow at Southern Dunes. After a month of solid practice and play, I feel great about my game and am looking forward to playing in some competitive events. My instructor from back home in Pittsburgh, Joe Boros, came down and helped me out two weeks ago. We made some excellent strides forward and I'm really becoming comfortable with where my game is at. Southern Dunes is a longer course and should prove favorable for my length. You can follow along on the Gateway Tour's website...

Just got back from watching MU blowout Louisville... love it! I'm going to be in Scottsdale for a couple more weeks yet before I head out to Louisiana for the Nationwide event that's there. Looks like I'm going to have to Monday qualify there, but I'm ready.