(Photo courtesy ukgolfguy.com, tournament information courtesy Ohio State Athletics Dept., PGA Tour and USGA)
Let’s check in on Buckeye alums Bo Hoag and Tee-K Kelly did over the weekend, since we got their weekend off to a start with Friday night’s column.
I hope that everyone had a good Ides of July, I did…
We are moving into the Ides of July and several BuckeyeGolfers are in action this week. Let’s get right down to how they did over the weekend.
Meanwhile, in Farmington, Utah, Bo Hoag is having a pretty good tournament. Through two rounds, Bo sat in 39th place with a score of 135 (-7). He finished the tournament with a four round score of 268 (-16) to end in T-29th place.
Bo started his weekend very well with a 6 under par 65 on Saturday. He had 4 birdies on his front nine and 2 on the inward nine. Just as importantly, he did not give any shots back to par.
Bo’s Sunday round couldn’t have started much better for him; he had birdie-eagle on his first two holes. However, he did have two bogeys to shoot a front nine of 34 (-2); a good start. His back nine was consistently well played with eight pars and a birdie on the par-4 12th hole.
Bo’s T-29 finish moved him up 10 spots to 89th on the Web.com money list. That’s a good list to show improvement.
Meanwhile, North of The Border (Thunder Bay, Ontario), Tee-K Kelly shot a two day score of 141 (-3) to place him on weekend duty at the Staahl Foundation Open. His four round score of 288 (Even) placed Tee-K in T-59th spot. It was an adventuresome weekend for young Mr. Kelly.
Saturday’s round began well with birdies on holes #2 and #3 to get Tee-K to -2 for the tournament. A bogey on the par-5 7th hole bumped him to -1, but not a bad start. His closing nine was even better; 4 birdies and a bogey brought him in at 33 and a Saturday round of 68 (-4).
Sunday’s final round started ell enough; a birdie on hole #1 followed by eight consecutive pars for another score of -1 for the front nine. Then the back nine happened…
As well as Tee-K played the back nine on Saturday, it was a train wreck on Sunday. A 44 (+8) “highlighted” by a triple bogey and a quadruple bogey. Gaah! Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.
Up next for Tee-K? He stays in Canada to play in the Mackenzie Investments Open in Montreal, Quebec.
The Saturday round with my two old (age and long-standing) friends at the course went fairly well. The course was still damp’ish (spots of standing water) but in great walking condition. I parred the 1st hole (always a good thing), 3-putted the 2nd hole, and away we go! The front nine wasn’t too bad; despite a double bogey on the not-too-difficult par-5 5th hole, I made the turn in 40.
On the back nine, I came in with a more-exciting-than-needed 39, highlighted by a birdie on the par-3 12th hole (stuffed an 8-iron to 5′) and some timely scrambling. Things got a bit sketchy on #18; I was +1 on the back nine and just needed to cruise into the grill room. Nope – several misadventures, including a mis-club (should have hit one more club on my approach) forced me to get up & down to “save” a double bogey and a 39.
Here is the highlight of the round: