Sleeping on a 5shot lead is bitter sweet, it’s not nearly enough shots to rest easy, and if you don’t win you’ve blown a big lead. So what do you do, I said it yesterday, you play one shot at a time and avoid dumb mistakes that lead to lost shots. I don’t need to gamble but I play aggressive and my style won’t change tomorrow. I am paired tomorrow with Jerry Ledzinski who I enjoy playing with, and have a history of playing well paired together.
Candidly I am surprised that Mike McCoy and Kevin Marsh didn’t play better today. I thought the course played similar to Fridays round where there were so many low scores. The low round of the day was a 70 which was a surprise to me.
Over 25 years I have won over 130 amateur tournaments of all size and importance, each one carries a moment of excitement and adrenaline. I have wanted to win this event at this venue for almost ten years now and tomorrow is a real opportunity for me to cap of my best year ever in amateur golf. Today was a struggle and reminds me of why I chose this years Stocker Cup over the Champion tour qualifier, I just simply am not good enough to compete against the best players in the world at 50+.
I am however good enough to still compete at the amateur level at any age, which is a long long ways from the level the pros play at. I am thrilled to be in the position I’m in going into round 4 of the Stocker Cup and regardless of the outcome I am going to enjoy every moment and shot at this incredibly beautiful place high up the St Lucia Preserve. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to play in such great amateur events, and I hope I’ll be able to provide some insight into tomorrows final round win or lose.
For more on round 3 and the results
Stay Tuned for Final results of the 2011 Stocker Cup from the Preserve Golf Club