With only seven (7) players on Friday, the game was individual Stableford scoring and then adding your GHIN handicap to the total. Triple bogey or worse was minus 1 point and birdies were worth 4 points. We paid the top 3 places.
Your Hack, the Broker and the young Broker-to-be (Austin, age 14) led off, followed by Striker, Decker, Boteler and Trust Fund.
Young Austin had a tough day. He has a beautiful swing and hit some awesome shots, but the speed and pin locations on slopes gave him fits. Among his highlights, the young Broker-to-be hit a beautiful wedge to a back right hole location on #3 that came to rest 4 1/2 feet above and right of the hole. He calmly drained the putt for birdie. Austin also made beautiful up and down for par on #16 from the front left bunker, as he proceeded for take his Dad for $20 over the last 4 holes of the match.
Striker has returned to form shooting a 77 that included a 1 over 36 on the front and a birdie on long par 4 5th hole. He had a great round only marred by a triple on #17, which ultimately dropped him from First to second place in the Stableford.
The Stableford winner was Decker who is officially on handicap watch. Playing as a 14, Mark promptly birdied the first hole out of the gate and cruised to a 3 over 38 on the front. Steady play on the back, with only one double bogey led to an 82 and the win. I need a good nickname for Mark. Suggestions?
Boteler (need a nickname here as well) had a bi-polar approach to yesterday’s match, birdieing #8 for a 39 on the front. He followed this up with another birdie on #12. Don was 7 over through 15 holes on his way to breaking 80. Alas, like Icarito he flew too close to the sun and finished with a double and 2 triples to shoot 86.
Trust Fund did Trust Fund things with 3 triple bogeys and 2 double bogeys. He did however gain a tie for 3rd place with Boteler by making birdies on #10 and #13.
Here were the final scores and total Stableford points:
Your Hack posted the worst round of the short season, limping home with a triple bogey, double bogey, double bogey finish to shoot 85 that included a 4 putt double on 17 after hitting a 3-wood onto the green from 230 out. Three (3) penalty shots – lost ball in the range on #9, shanked OB over the townhomes on 16, and a bladed sand shot into the hazard behind 18 – and 34 putts. BTW – did you even know there was a hazard behind the 18th green?
Here’s my psyco-scorecard. (it shows today’s date because I entered the scores this morning from yesterday’s paper scorecard)
Your Hack has some practice work to do this weekend to get ready for the first tournament of the year. Mr. Robel’ and I are teaming up to play the DSGA Spring Classic. 1 PM shotgun on Monday at Kings Creek and an 8:30 AM shotgun Tuesday at Rehoboth. The format is a 36 hole Net Stableford format in flights.
If you’d like to follow along, here is the link to the live leaderboard: