Held at Kilborne, using the Clash layout, there were 3 of us
in the advanced woman's division, Casey, Babette and myself. This
year we had 2 rounds of 18 instead of match play. It was a close
race the whole time!! I was pleased with my drives and approaches,
however I missed way too many putts!!
At the end of round 1, Babette and I were tied for 1st place
with a 65 and Casey shot a 67. We started on hole 12 and on hole
15 (the hardest one!) I shot a 4 and Casey got a 7. This put her
back 7 shots. She was about to give up, but I got right up in
her face and would NOT allow it! She is too good of a player to
quit! And she didn't! She slowly crept back and going into hole
10 Babette and I were tied for 1st and Casey was only 1 back.
I was excited that we were ending on two sidearm holes. However,
my excitement quickly went away when my drive hit an early tree.
Casey hit a perfect drive and approach. Babette and I landed our
second shots about 40 ft in front of the basket. I was not putting
at all well, but here goes... I slammed my putt in and took a
3 on hole 10! Whew, what an adrenaline rush. All my bad putts
didn't seem to matter as much. Babette missed her putt, holing
out with a 4. Casey putted out and also got a 3 on 10.
So going into the last hole, #11 I was in 1st by 1 shot over
Casey and Babette who were tied for 2nd. Casey had the box, so
she drove first. Pretty good shot, leaving her about 20 ft. from
the basket. I got up there and faced down my hole. I know I have
the ability to park this one. I just said to myself, give me one
last good drive and I let it go. It was perfect, the wraith sailed
down hill and landed one foot from the basket! Aaaaaahhhhhhh!
I was so excited! Casey did make her putt and so we both birdied
the last hole. Babette took a 4, giving Casey 2nd place.
This tournament means so much to me. The Charlotte club and ladies
league have meant the world to me. I was so excited that I won
the woman's division for the 2nd year. It was a very intense 2
rounds. It was close the whole time! What a way to end the season!