Some more good news coming out of the California trip!
I have just arrived back from a another whirl-wind week in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
I traveled with the CCSU Golf Team to the Fireline Invitational in Maryland. It was a 3-day tournament that had some pretty cold weather early in the rounds, which wasn’t so conducive to scoring.
I felt like I was hitting the ball great but a couple of lapses left me with a few big numbers which prevented me from scoring low.
Another beautiful view from our hotel in Prospect Bay.
On course shot of me on the 10th hole of Prospect Bay CC.
Play concluded sunday arvo in MA and from there the team traveled a few hours by van to Malvern, PA, and White Manor Country Club.
I was able to scoot around in a cart and see the holes before dark, no practice round.
Monday morning saw 36 holes of play with temperatures around 36 degrees until mid morning and wind at around 30 mph!
The morning round could barely be considered golf; the toughest conditions I have yet to see on a course. The afternoon saw the temperature rise a little and the winds subside only slightly. I great learning experience and an absolutely stunning course and design. A 2nd and 3rd round 75 saw me climb into the top 50 of the individual leader board, which I was happy with after the first morning conditions.
After 7 rounds in 6 days and a week on the road, it was great to get back and see my bed. The statistics from the past few tournaments has given me some good insight on what I will be working on in the coming weeks!
In the mean time, Happy Easter everyone.
Cross-training for explosive power!
The first college tournament of the spring season. March 23rd and 24th it kicked off at Barona Creek Resort and Casino in San Diego, CA.
Monday the 19th, the Central Connecticut team and I were up at 4am for a quick drive down to JFK and our flight out to San Diego. A short drive over to Coronado for a fun round of golf around the bay.
Great course and a blast of a day, followed by an amazing dinner at Brigantine. Fish Taco’s, enough said! Then, it was of to Barona Creek Resort and Casino…
It is just stunning out here. 360 degrees of amazing views! Especially the 9th tee.
The CCSU golf team has completed play in the prestigious Barona Collegiate Cup in San Diego, CA. The tournament was held at the 7,393 Barona Creek Course.
The team had its best round to start the tournament, paced by 3 under par 69′s from Kevin Josephson and Ash Crawford. Monte Mullen fired a 1 under par 71, and the team total was rounded out with a 77 from Dan Fanion and 78 from Will Finnerty. The total of 364 was only 4 over par for the five players.
Round 2 saw much more difficult pin positions, and every team in the field finished with a higher score than round 1. The Blue Devils had 74 from Mullen, 75 from Crawford, 78′s from Fanion and Dan Morgan, and 80 from Josephson.
The final round saw Morgan lead the team with 73, followed by 75 from Finnerty, 80 from Josephson, and 82′s from Mullen and Crawford.
Crawford finished with the lowest total for the team and a tie for 72nd place in a field that featured 20 of the top 100 players in the country.
Click here for complete results: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/team/static/team_players_3020.html
A team shot after the final round with myself on the far right next to Coach.
The team is back in action at the Fireline Towson Invitational in Grasonville, MD on March 30 – April 1. Live scoring will again be available on www.golfstat.com
I’m just gearing up and getting ready for the Spring Season with the CCSU golf team. I am also simultaneously learning this blog stuff to keep you updated along the way!
Watch this space!