Breaking America with Rachel Connor - Texas holed em
27 Apr 2010 - 08:01:29
The week began last Monday with a 20-hour journey from Tampa Airport to San Antonio Texas, which included three separate internal flights.
By the time I reached Texas with my travelling partner Leanne Bowditch (from Australia) we were exhausted but there was no time to think about tiredness as our first practice round was due on Tuesday.
My first round was a fairly steady two-over-par 73, which put me in contention to qualify out of the field of 144 players but not to challenge. Nevertheless, I was scoring plenty of birdies so I knew that if I could just minimise the number of bogeys I was having I would score much better.
In the second round I managed to do just that, and finished with a neat two-under-par to go into the final round at even par and in a tie for 14th place.
Once again my final round was a bit of a battle but I was determined not to run out of steam. I finished on level par following a final round of 71 which gave me a tie for 15th place.
It felt great to be in contention this week and I'm really pleased that I am starting to show the sort of form that took me to the top of the amateur game back in the UK. The standard of golf over here is very high and everyone on the Futures Tour is capable of shooting very low scores, but I feel as though I am learning something new every tournament that passes by.
And finally...I just want to say a big thank you to my host family this week you made my first trip to Texas very special!
My next event is April 30 - May 2 The Texas Hill Country Classic in San Antonio, Texas.
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