(Image courtesy todaysgolfer-uk.com, tournament information courtesy pga.com, lpga.com)
Joey Sindelar, Ryan Armour, Bo Hoag and Emma Jandel were all in action this past weekend. Well, that’s not exactly true, see below…
Joey Sindelar was in Calgary, AB for the Shaw Charity Classic. Joey’s rounds of 67-67-69-203 (-7) placed him in T-13th. A good outing for Mr. Sindelar.
Joey’s opening round began on the back nine and he go to -2 through four holes. He made the turn at 34 (-1). His back nine was fairly uneventful with two birdies, holes #11 and #18 for a nine of 33 and a round of 67 (-3).
The front nine of his second round didn’t move the needle much since he made the turn at 35 (E). Things perked up a bit with 3 birdies on the back nine for another round of 67 (-3).
Joey’s final round was pretty meh through 16 holes- he was +1. Closing birdies on #17 – #18 gave Joey a round of 69 (-1) and his third consecutive sub-par round.
Ryan Armour was in New England for the Dell Technologies Championship. Ryan’s rounds of 71-66-73-69-279 (-5) placed him in T-35th position.
Ryan began play on the back nine and was +2 through six holes – not good. However, he went birdie-eagle in his next two holes to make the turn at 34 (-1). His back nine of 37 (+1) gave him a round of 71 (E).
In his second round, Ryan torched the front nine with 5 birdies to make the turn at 32 (-4). His back nine of 34 (-1) was a bit more sedate in is round of 66 (-5).
Ryan’s third round front nine was a reverse image of his second round. Rather than birdies, he made bogeys and made the turn at 39 (+3). He triaged the back nine with a 34 (-1) and a round of 73 (+2).
Ryan’s final round was… interesting. He carded 9 pars on the front nine to make the turn in 36 (E). He was +1 through 5 holes on the back and treading, if not taking in water. Fortunately, he birdied three of his final four holes for a round of 69 (-2).
Ryan entered the tournament in 41st place in the FedEx Cup standings. He left the tournament in 43rd position. He is easily in the top-70 for this coming week’s BMW Championship in Newton Square (Philadelphia) PA. The top 30 after that tournament go to East Lake GC in Atlanta, GA for the Tour Championship. To make that trip, Ryan needs a good week in Philadelphia.
Bo Hoag was in the friendly confines of the Buckeye State at the DAP Championship in Beachwood, OH. The cut line was a score of 139 (-1) and Bo had a score of 140 (E). Ugh.
Bo got off to a slow start in his opening round with bogeys on #4-#5 to make the turn at 37 (+2). He quickly got things under control with two consecutive birdies, but played the remaining holes in +1 for a nine of 34 (-1) and a round of 71 (+1).
In his second round, Bo opened play on hole #10 and things looked promising. He was -2 through five holes and made the turn at 33 (-2). A back nine of 1 birdie and 2 bogeys gave Bo a round of 69 (-1).
Bo’s driving seemed to be okay; his distance and accuracy were actually pretty good. The problem was, he couldn’t seem to do much with the ball once it was in the fairway. And he had trouble putting, but that could be a function of not getting the ball close enough to the hole to be “one-puttable”.
Emma Jandel was in Sioux Falls, SD for the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Championship. The cut line was 144 (+4) but Emma’s rounds of 73-74-147 (+7) were just over the line.
Emma began play on the back nine by double-bogeying her opening hole. Not a good way to start. Two bogeys got her to the turn at 40 (+4). A bogey on her tenth hole (hole #1) wasn’t helpful. However, she did gain some momentum by playing the balance of her back nine in -2 for a round of 73 (+3).
Emma couldn’t get anything going in her second round. Two bogeys on each side gave her a round of 74 (+4) and an early exit.
More of the same last week, so the game appear to finally be settling in a bit. Another round in the low 80’s marked by decently played front nine and a well played back nine until the last two holes… Handicap Index still in the mid 9’s. If I can keep things from going sideways over next couple of months, it will have been a decent enough summer.
OSUMG begins their Fall Season at the Northern Intercollegiate the weekend of September 15-16. That also happens to be the same weekend that OSUWG begins their season at the East & West Match Play Championships. The fun begins!