Well, the bad news is that BT’s round of 73 at Bear Creek G.C. in Murietta C.A. was three strokes shy of Brian Smock (former PGA Tour player), who snagged the single spot to the PGA Tour Farmer’s Insurance Open.
The good news?
Lots of that. While I discuss, there are some pics of BT warming up this morning before I turned my phone off for the round.
This was BT’s first tournament event of the year, and the 73, you can compare to the average score of 79.44.
By the way, I knew he was going to hit it great today because he was striping it on the range, and chipped in a couple of times on the practice green.
Also, Jerry led the field in scoring on the par 3’s, scoring two of his 3 birdies on the way to an average 2.5 score per hole.
He also was 2nd in front 9 scoring (our second or back nine, having begun on the 10th) at -1, behind Smock’s -2.
Two of his 4 bogeys came in the form of 3-putts from long range, but his shot of the day was a 6 iron on the 197 yard 12th hole (our 3rd) to 3 feet.
As well, he brilliantly chipped in for par on the 1st hole (the 10th for us), after his chip from off the green came up short uphill and was still in the long grass.
He hit a couple of bombs, one for bird, another for par, and those are the highlights and lows of the round.
Jerry played his way solidly around the course, never really got into big trouble and so eliminated any chance of big numbers.
It was a privilege to caddy for him in a PGA Tour qualifier, and considering he didn’t fire me on the spot, if he ever asks me to do it again, I have told him that I will be there.
Now, I have some Rolling Rock beer to drink with him as we watch the Alabama – Clemson football tilt (Clemson is undefeated so far this season) before turning in.
I’ll be heading to LAX in the morning to end this journey that kicked off 2016 in style – Jerry is close, he was very close today to earning that first ticket to the big show, and he is going to get it soon.
To Wax Nation – this year has begun and will continue in a year of years I’m sure, upon which to look back, and I wish you all a good evening.
I’ll be posting tomorrow night upon my return home, and of course there will be lots of pics, video and stories to share in the coming days when I am seated comfortably at my home office computer and not pecking away on this accursed laptop.
Nothing against laptops, I just don’t like using them, personally.
Now, Let’s Watch Some College Football!
Goodnight Wax Nation!