April 8, 2013 | category Allgemein
The tournament was shortened to two rounds after cancelling Round 1 due to extreme weather conditions (strong winds) and the organization decided that there would be no official cut.
Playing a links course was an outstanding experience: Having to deal with the wind and the cold, the tightness of the lies, really quick greens, “pitch and run shots” – all of this was absolutely great and definitely was worth the trip!
I finished T27 and made a good come back by shooting two over jumping from 43rd on the final day. I was on target for a top 10 position coming into hole 17, having just missed three outstanding opportunities for birdies. But then the 100 yards short par three got me really bad ! The pin was short left with two bunkers on the left and since I was hitting it close to the pins basically all day, I went for it and played it straight towards the flag. The ball pitched about one yard left of the pin but then I had to watch my ball rolling slowly but surely left into the bunker!
The shot felt good – it was simply a poor decision. As the wind was also from right to left, there was too little space to work with between the pin and the bunker. The bunker shot was difficult with a very small area for the ball to land. I miss the landing zone by a couple of inches and the ball rolled back into the bunker to my feet…I made a double to finish the day with 2 over.
I am very happy especially with my final round. I had three birdies and another four good opportunities for birdie that I missed. With a total of having missed 4 ‘short putts’, I got a much better feeling with my putter towards the end! This gives me the confidence I need for my next event.
I am now heading to the South of France to play a tournament close to Bordeaux. In this event, men and women will play against each other in one event. I will keep you posted!