WOW, today has been quite frustrating as an amateur blogger. As my IPhone battery went dead as that worst possible time when Harry tied the match after 18 holes after being 2 down with 2 to go. When I went to give the exciting results I realized that my phone had died. On top of that Harry lost on the 1st playoff hole to a birdie 4.
Hudson actually 4 putted the 18th hole to let Harry get back into the match. As frustrated as he was on 18, Harry experienced the same feeling on #1 as he left his third shot short, 4 shot long, and his 5th shot short again. Meanwhile Hudson hit a beautiful third shot from down the hill to 8 feet and drained the putt. As Hudson stated in our little interview after the match, that either player would have beaten a lot of guys with the great play by both of these fine players. Both turned the front nine at -4.
Meanwhile I saw my other California State partner after nine holes where he was two down after his opponent shot a cool -5 on the front nine. Jeff eventually lost 3&1 which I’m sure was no surprise to him as all these players in the top 64 can flat out play.
My frustration continues as I took some great photos and did 4 player interviews for you…only to accidentally delete all of them when I started to work off my computer. For all of you following my live blogs off my Iphone I appologize your leaving you hanging when my phone went dead on the 18th hole!
The course played very short today as the USGA put the tee’s way up on most all of the holes, but especially on the par three holes that played VERY short. I’m not sure why they did this, as it put a premium on shorter shots when during the qualifying rounds the tees where back and the course played more to the stated distance.
For round 1 match play results click on the link below and thanks for staying tuned!!