First Tournament of 2014 Season
This was my first trophy and my first win in golf. I have played with many great soccer teams and have earned many trophies in soccer but this is the most memorable earned trophy in my life.
After my round of 85 I took my shoes off and put my bag in my truck because I heard that I probably had the best score. To my surprise I had a playoff with Wesley Stevenson and it was a first for both of us. I had the distinct advantage since I just got off the course and Wesley had been in the club house for over an hour. We were immediately sent out into the dusk for a sudden death playoff. Wesley won the toss and was up first. Wesley ended up fading the ball close to the hazard line and we were not sure if he was in play. I addressed my ball after his first shot and found myself thinking just hit it left center and you will be okay. I ended up hitting through the fairway into the second cut and ended up on a downhill lie. While Wesley was looking for his ball I asked if I could hit and help him find his ball after I hit; at this time my adrenaline was pumping and I did not want to wait to find his ball since I knew the marshal was helping him. Before I addressed my ball the marshal found his ball and then I swung away hitting a fade below the hole with a six foot putt left for birdie. Wesley address his ball in the rough and hit his ball 10 feet short of the green. He had the honors to chip up and he got it within 4 feet pin high. I was away so I hit my third shot that was tracking straight to the hole and my ball barely lipped-out for the birdie. I tapped in for my par and he had a very make-able putt and he came up short. And so I achieved my first win on the Golf Channel Amateur Tour.
I was able to get a small taste of what the professionals go through mentally when it comes down to the wire.