(Photo courtesy of ukgolfguy.com , event information courtesy LPGA, PGA Latinoamerica)
Well, this wasn’t a very prosperous week for Buckeyes on Tour. Neither Rachel Rohanna nor Tee-K Kelly were able to advance to weekend play. I guess the good news is they’ll be able to be home for the Labor Day weekend.
Rachel Rohanna is at the Cambia Portland Classic (Portland, OR) this week. Rachel had a two round total of 144 (E). Unfortunately, the cut line was -1. This hurts – so close, yet…
After a 1st round, 73 (+1) which tied her for 93rd place, she came back with a second round 71 (-1) to put her in place after two rounds. Rachel’s first round began with 14 consecutive pars before finishing bogey-birdie-par-bogey to finish her round. For her second round Rachel was even par on her first eleven holes, then finished with -1 in her closing seven holes to end her round.
Tee-K Kelly is at the Flor de Cana Open (Manzanillo Bay, Nicaragua) this week. Tee-K currently is in 5th place in the PGA Latinoamerica Order of Merit. The top five earn status on the next tour level up, the Web.com Tour. This is a big deal.
Tee-K had a two round total of 147 (+5) which missed the cut line (-2) by quite a bit.
Tee-K ended his opening round with an even par 71, which placed him in T-59th place. Starting on the back nine, Tee-K made the turn at even par with 7 bogeys 1 birdie and 1 bogey. After bogeying his 10th hole (hole #1), he birdied three of the next six holes to sit at -2 with one hole to play. The round unraveled a bit with a double bogey 6 on the closing par 4. That stumble dropped him over 30 spots.
However, the real stumble came on Tee-k’s second nine on Friday. He began the round on the back nine with bogeys on the first two holes played (#10-#11). Within an hour, he’d scored two birdies to get beck to even par.
After Tee-k made the turn the round really went to hell. A par on #1 was followed by 2 birdies. A par on #4 was followed by bogey- double bogey and Tee-K staggered into the clubhouse with a 76 (+5).
I did manage to get in 18 holes this week; 9 on Tuesday and 9 on Thursday.
The composite score of 78 was one of my better scores for the summer. This makes sense, of course, that I’d play good golf as the western New York golf season enters its final two months. Hopefully, I have the same vibe next April-May…