(Photo courtesy istockphoto.com, tournament information courtesy the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Ohio State University Athletics Dept)
Rachel Rohanna missed the cut this week and also gets this coming week off. The Ladies Scottish Open will be played without her.
Ryan Armour had a good start to his weekend at the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Country Club in Oakville, Ontario.
Ryan had a two round score of 71-69-140 (-4) to sit in T-58th and make the cut right on the number. The front nine of his opening (Thursday) round didn’t look too promising; his 3 bogeys were edging Ryan closer to a hotel check-out time. Fortunately, he clustered birdies on holes #13 – #14 and #17 – #18 to finish the day at 71 (-1).
He got Friday’s round off to a good start by birdieing the 1st hole, but it started to slip away with a double bogey on the par-4 6th hole and a bogey on #8 for a front nine of 37 (+2). The front nine at Glen Abbey has not been good to Ryan. As in Thursday’s round, Ryan torched the back nine with 5 birdies to shoot a 32 (-5) and a round of 69 (-3) to keep him around for the weekend.
Through two rounds, Ryan has birdied 8 of the 9 holes on the back nine, one of them, #13, twice. I imagine he can’t wait to get to the back nine this weekend.
Bo Hoag and his fellow competitors are in Overton Park, KS this coming week for the Digital Ally Open. They also dealt with severe rain storms which postponed first round play. The new schedule is for the 36 hole cut to be determined after Saturday’s round, then everyone saddle up for a 36 hole competition on Sunday.
Bo had a great “opening” round on Friday of 66 (-5) to finish T-15th. Projected cut line is -3, so unless Bo has a brain freeze, he should be in good shape to get to Sunday’s endurance contest. Fairways and greens, Bo.
The next Mackenzie Tour event is in two weeks. For now, I’ll assume Tee-K Kelly will be in the field, stay tuned.
More Accolades, Well Deserved
Recent graduate Clark Engle was named All-America Scholar this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Clark was three-time Academic All-Big Ten and four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete while at Ohio State.
He did it right. Congratulations, Clark.
It seems that I hit the mid-summer slump this past week. Both rounds were in the mid-80’s, not bad for me as far as the score goes, but what an ordeal to get there. Tuesday’s round was okie-dokie ball striking marred by iffy putting. Wednesday’s round was marked by erratic ball striking with tee shots and wedge play. I had flattened my swing too much and was making poor contact. Three or four wedges were absolutely chunked and two or three drives were pulled into tree line.
While I’m still trying to figure out The Mysteries of Iron Play, my short game is, usually, pretty solid. I’m getting my wedge shots to come up with 5-6 feet of the pin. Tuesday’s problem was I tended to pull-push more of these putts than usual. Well, back to the practice range and putting green.
Let’s put it this way to describe Wednesday’s play. Instead of “Great, I’m hitting wedge”. it was “Great… I’m hitting wedge.”
I’ll be back later this weekend and Monday to recap Ryan’s and Bo’s exploits.