You can't win a tournament in the first round but you sure can lose it. That's what happened to me.
The course is mostly in the shade but it was already in the 90's by tee time. Round one was from the long tees to the short baskets and I was doing ok until about #8. I came prepared but my glucose level dropped faster than I expected. I noticed my hands shaking a little and began seeing double. It was so bad I needed the help of the other guys on the card to spot my disc for me. But I held it together while I ate a couple of Jolly Ranchers. I figured that some of the trees on the course weren't there so I just had to figure out which ones to throw at. Putting was easier I just aimed at the middle between the two baskets. By #13 or so everything came back but it weakened me a little but I toughed it out and finished the round.
But I ended up throwing a 70 which set me at +10 after the first round and in dead fuckin' last.
Now that I'm at the bottom the pressure is off cause I have no where to go but up. The bright spot was the second round was with Lauren & Erin.
This round was from the short tees and should have been a birdie fest for me. I did hit some birdies but not enough and ended up with a one under 59. I thought we all played well we were on a streak of pars for a while and Erin ended up with a 59 also and Lauren had a 63. I was disappointed with this round, I missed 5 birdie putts.
The first day is done and I'm still in last place +9.
Sunday morning was the last round for me and since I was still in last place it Erin & Lauren were on the card. I thought I did ok from the blue tees finishing with a 63. I missed a few birdies and kept the bogeys under control. Erin hit a 75' up shot to birdie and I was able to hit a 50' hyzer shot around a tree to birdie #1.
So I finished 12 over for the weekend and ended up last. So after the Battlefield Open the universe is back in alignment.
Spotsy Disc Golf did pretty good. Steve won the Open division. Austin came from behind being last after the first round. Made the top 4 after the second round, was just one stroke behind the leader after the third round and hit a 25' putt on the last hole to win the Advanced Division by 1.
My goal was not to finish last so I blew that one. I knew I would never make the final round. So I brought my gear down to photograph the players and get some practice before the World's in Charlotte.
The Ring of Fire was the last event of the day.
I always wanted to try something different and this time I laid down under the basket.
I ended up making a stop motion video....