Monday, October 12, 2015

Wow Cece came up seriously clutch today.  It was a long day on the course with all the rain we have had over the past week and half.  The course was muddy in places.  The competitors in the foursome she was in didn't get off to a great start.  Cece was 3 over through 5 holes and then got distracted with the errant shots of her foursome and ended up with a 49 on the front.  The other competitors in her group shot 58, 65 and 65.  The Bluffton teams #5 player shot a 47 so with the top 4 scores we were tied with team scores of 175 at the turn.  After a quick lunch the girls were sent back out.  Good news our #5 player shot a career low of 44 for the first 9 but got a little worked up about it and struggled on the back 9.  Our #3 had a difficult start on the first nine but came back strong on the second nine and beat her competitors.  So heading down the stretch our #1 finished back 2 shots.  Our #2 finished back 3 and our #3 finished ahead 3.  That left Cece and our #5 to pull together 2 strokes for the tie or 3 strokes for the win.  In a fight to the finish Cece through 16 (hole #7) was at 33.  The #5 from Bluffton was at 33 through 6.  Cece needed to par out to help our team challenge for the Regional win.  On #17 a par three Cece came up short with her tee shot and left a long par attempt after her chip.  She rolled her put ever so close to dropping but unfortunately ended up to the side of the hole with a kick in bogie.  On #18 a short par four Cece hit one of her better drives of the day to 125 out but was in the middle of a fairway pot bunker.  It took another five minutes for her to get a chance to play her second shot.  She used an 8 iron from the bunker.  Her shot was high and tracking straight at the pin.  It lands on the green about four inches from the pin and rolls to about two and half feet.  Man I was so excited I jumped and yelled for joy.  Other Fort parents got a kick about how excited I got with the incredible effort to focus and execute a difficult shot.  Cece then waited for the other girls in her group to finish and she drained the birdie put for a 40 on her second nine holes.  The #5 from Bluffton shot a 46 on the back for a 99 and our girls brought home the trophy 347 to 349.  Three Fort girls won Regional honors for scoring Taylor, Delanie and Cece.

Congratulations to the Ft. Dorchester Girls Golf Team!

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