I played a practice round the day before my weekend tournament. The course was in great shape and some of the holes were very unique. Many of the green had large tiers, so I noted where my approach shots needed to land. I was excited to meet my playing partners because this was one of the few times I had never played with anyone in my division that was entered in the tournament.
The first day started off poorly, with two bogeys on the first two holes. I turned it around a bit but I only had one birdie and made some bogeys. I finished shooting 80 which placed me T5, however, I was only 3 shots back of being T1.
Day two I arrived over an hour before my tee time to ensure I felt comfortable with the greens. I brought my level and brushed up on my AimPoint reads. I could tell that my putting was more consistent even hole 1 in the round. I hit into the water (which is very rare for me) on the front 9, but played my last 5 holes in even par, even after hitting into a bunker. I shot a duplicate score of 80, which bumped me up to T3. I took home the plaque because I had the lower round the second day of the two of us. Although I didn’t have the best two rounds, I played a beautiful course, moved up in the field, and earned 3rd place.