Finally after the Q schools and all the practice my EuroPro first event was here
Off to Marlow in Buckinghamshire to play Harleyford Golf Club
And off to a flyer as I made birdies on the 5th,6th and the 9th hole, a bogey was made on the 2nd but through my first nines holes I was out in 34 (-2) under par.
Onto the back nine and further birdies on the 13th and 16th took me to -4.
Gutted to bogey my last hole, but really happy with my round of 69 and with day one over and I’m -3 under par
Scores looked good also for the rest of the field so my target was to finish no worse than -2 to make the cut and play the full 54 holes.
Again off to a great start with birdies on the 2nd and 4th holes, then just lost my way a little with dropped shots on the 6th,7th and 8th – I made a birdie on my 9th hole so now my position was out in level par so still -3 for the tournament.
Back nine, and after I dropped a shot on the par 4 11th I was thinking this could now be close to the cut so needed a big finish.
Glad to report after a really strong last 7 holes which saw me make 4 pars, but even better 3 birdies. I was done for the day at -5 under par and easily inside the cut line.
Cut made and now get out and play the last 18 holes to try and move up the leaderboard and improve my finish position.
Very steady start of 5 straight pars before dropped shots on the 6th & 7th. Really wanted an under par back nine to try and get into red figures for each round of the tournament, but now was a big ask as only had nine holes remaining.
Again great to report after making birdies on the 11th, 15th and 17th and with no dropped shots I finished with a 71 (-1) under par.
Job done all 3 rounds under par 69 (-3) 70 (-2) 71 (-1) for a tournament total of -6 under par
Also thank you to my dad coming out to caddy for the final day (although I think he only came because he knew he got to wear a caddy bib)
Off to Donnington Grove next week for next EuroPro
All the best – and thank you as always for all your support