Friday, May 28, 2010

Rivertowne CC Member Guest Tournament

Played in the Rivertowne Country Club Member Guest tournament. I was invited by my brother-in-law to participate. I was excited to get a chance to play as Mike has played in my tournament (Coosaw Creek CC) before. Rivertowne's has always been held in October and there have been other commitments preventing us from competing. It is a Friday & Saturday match play versus other teams in your flight. We were a combined 22 handicap and the total difference in handicap from the first time in our flight 21.7 to 22.9 was very close. We played 3 9 hole matches on Friday. We ended the day with 19 1/2 points to lead the fourth flight by a 1/2 point. We played the team that was in third place first on Saturday winning 6 and 4 which gave us a 2 1/2 point lead going into the last match against the second place team. We split that match-up to take the flight and participate in the 3 hole shootout. Mike and I were the fourth team in a draw for tee position. We scrambled for par on the par 5 16th hole to move on (2 teams eliminated). Mike's tee shot on 17 was the only one on the green. We tied two other teams with par to move to a chip off to see which two went onto 18. Mike put us second closes to the hole and on to 18 we went. With it being alternate tee shots I tee'd off on 18 and lost it a little right into a fairway bunker. The opposing team did the same but about a foot behind us. They then hit their approach shot straight into the hazard left of the fairway. Mike also found trouble just missing the green right and ended up in the hazard. They were 85 yards out and lost their next shot right and long into a green side bunker. After confirming where to drop with the club pro I had 65 in and hit it in the center of the green. They didn't get out of the bunker with their first attempt and then two putted the hole for a triple bogey. Mike hit our putt about 2' past the hole trying to make it and I sank the comeback putt for double bogey to win the hole and the shootout.

Here we are on the cover of South Carolina Amateur Golf Magazine