(Image courtesy and tournament information courtesy web.com tour)
Ryan Armour was in Avondale , LA for the team play format of the Zurich Classic. For their song, Ryan and his partner, Johnson Wagner a Virginia Tech grad, have chosen ‘Enter Sandman‘. The deal was this : if your team made the 36 hole cut, your walk up song wound be played as you were announced to tee off n the first tee for Saturday and Sunday’s rounds.
The sand in the gears was that Ryan and Johnson had a two day score of even par, a good bit above the cut line (-5). Maybe the teams that missed the cut should have picked this song…
Bo Hoag was in Newburgh, IN for the United Leasing and Finance Championship. Bo rode a final round of 69 to finish T-29th, an improvement of 19 spots on the leaderboard.
Bo opened play on the back nine and with 3 bogeys and 1 birdie, made the turn at 38 (+2). He opened his back nine with 2 birdies and made it to the clubhouse with a nine of 35 (-1) and a round of 73 (+1).
In Friday’s play, Bo was +3 through five holes (uh-oh) but birdied #8 to make the turn at 38 (+2). He got those strokes back with birdies in #10 and #12. A birdie on #18 gave Bo a back nine of 36 (E) and a round of 74 (+2).
Bo slid through the front nine on Saturday with a 36 (E). Things went sideways a bit on his back nine with 5 bogeys, a nine of 41 (+5) and a round of 77 (+5).
In Bo’s final round, beginning on hole #10, 2 birdies and 2 bogeys got him to the turn at 36 (E). He lit up the back nine with 3 birdies for a nine of 33 (-3) and a round of 69 (-3).
Monday was my first round on my home course. The temperatures were comfortable, shorts, polo and sweater vest. The playing conditions were a bit dicey – soft fairways and 20 mph winds out of the southwest.
Made a few very good swings, a few very bad swings and generally plodded along 5 miles of peat bog lugging a 30 pound bag in bogey golf. The good news is that with wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and UVB sleeves, I managed to ‘birdie’ my skin protection.
We’ll try it again next week.
Almost all Buckeyes On Tour are off this weekend. Katja Pogacar will take to the in Gams, Switzerland for the VP Bank Ladies Open. Stay tuned.