Greetings from sunny Traverse City!
The weather has improved from the cold weather at 55ºF (13ºC) to 68ºF (20ºC). That was a relief for everyone; but that does not mean everyone improved at the same time.
The golfers still played well; some of them saw their scores improve to lower scores and some of them saw their score get a little higher than their previous scores. There are two more rounds that they will focus on their strategies with hopes some of them become champions or make it to the top 10 spots.
We have to remember that golf is 90% mental and 10% physical. When you are in a good shape, the mental condition stays strong; otherwise, it would be hard work to keep your focus sharp throughout the 18 holes.
Since yesterday’s heavy rain, the Wolverine and Bear golf courses were recovering from water drenches. Later in the day, the conditions of the golf courses improved. The WDGC 2014 Committee and the WDGF are grateful to the Grand Traverse Golf Resort for their handwork in keeping up with the golf course conditions throughout the tournament.
Patti Lopez (USA) has taken the lead by shooting a steady 78 with a two-round total of 154. The next golfer, Leonie Warringa (NED), is three strokes back after shooting 80 with a two-round total of 157. Andrea Hjellegjerde (NOR) is 9 strokes back from the lead after scoring an 87. Her two-round total score is 163.
On the Senior Men’s side, Keith Worek (USA), Charlers Mikkers (NED) and Kenneth Hoffman (CAN) are now neck to neck with two strokes apart. Worek is leading at 157, Mikkers at 158, and Hoffman at 159. Exciting competition!!
The Men’s competition is becoming interesting! The top four golfers are playing so well that they are giving each other a chase in the tournament. Jack Besley (AUS) is holding steadily onto the lead by shooting 76 for a total of 151; Michael Burris (ENG) has stormed into the top 3 with a 73 today for a total of 152. Hans Elgaard (DEN) is tied with Burris after shooting a good 75. Paul Waring (ENG) is staying close with a second round score of 77 for a total of 153.
The USA Deaf Golf teams are dominating first place spots in each category. Various nations are 2nd and 3rd places with a large gap from the first place spots.
For full results in each category, please click here.
For more photos, visit the WDGF Facebook page by clicking here. This is the only part 1 of today’s 2nd round. More to come tonight (after 9 pm EST).