Bandon Dunes Championship- Day 2

Saturday, March 12

The final round was delayed before we were even able to tee off this morning due to rain that left the greens with standing water.  Jonnie Motomochi was going to be first off the #1 tee at 8:36am, but it wasn’t until 11:15am that we were able to start the final round.  Tee time starts were moved to a shotgun start for the whole field and we started our rounds on holes 4, 5, and 6.  The course was playing very difficult with heavy winds from the southwest that were present all day. 

Jonnie Motomochi tees off the 200yd par-3 12th hole with driver

The guys got off to a solid start and did a pretty good job of battling the tough course for the majority of the day.  On a course like Bandon Dunes in difficult weather like we saw today, the name of the game is to keep the ball in front of you and keep mistakes to a minimum.  The holes that played into the wind were very difficult but manageable if you could keep it low and play towards conservative targets.  The downwind holes played very short and provided great birdie opportunities.

Nick Sherwood had the round of the day for the Beavers as he was able to post an impressive one over-par 73, which put him in a tie for 6th place.  Nick managed his ball extremely well and made some amazing up and downs.  David Fink was able to post a solid score of 75 for the day and end up in a tie for 10th place.  Jonnie Motomochi also played steady with a 76.  Our team score of 14 over-par 302 was the third best round of the day, which put us in 4th place for the tournament.  All in all we played some great golf but there were many shots that we left out on the course the last few days that prevented us from a better finish.  View the complete tournament results here.

We will be teeing it up again at the Duck Invitational on March 21st & 22nd at Eugene CC.  Until then the guys will be taking final exams this week and getting some additional practice in prior to the Duck Invitational.  Click here for the full recap of the Bandon Dunes Championship.


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