21st - 24th September
Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España
Real GC Guadalmina - Marbella - Spain
September 22nd. Round 2, Level -2 Total: Cut made!
What a battle. I have really come down with some kind of bug or flu or both. I could not hit a fairway or green and was scrambling on every other hole to make a par. I managed to get it back from being +3 after a double bogey, which could have been disastrous. So playing level today feels like a triumph.
Now it´s hot milk and honey and bed and try to recover a bit for tomorrow.
September 21st. First Day -2, T 25th.
Almost a great round today with 4 birdies on the trot on 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. Was -4 on the tee of the 18, but hooked the drive off this planet and finished with a double bogey.
Wasn't too accurate off the tee, hit 14 greens, but played well around the greens with only 28 putts.
Tomorrow is another day, Tee off at 08.52.
September 20th. Malaga - Spain.
Getting to know the course. Played 18 yesterday and we are playing another 9 today in the Pro Am.
The course is not long, it is flat with fairways that are not tight, rough that is not too long and bunkers that are numerous, but fair.
However, the greens are a different issue, they are large, very undulating and most of them raised up, so a shot that is a mite short will roll back and if a bit long or wayward, it´ll roll off the back or the side.
A good score here will depend on my short game.
I´m playing with Lia Boquist from Sweden and Supomas Sangchan from Thailand tomorrow and Friday. Tee off at 13.32.
September 19th. Malaga - Spain.
Arrived back from Thailand on Saturday and after a night´s sleep I was on my way to Marbella on Sunday.
Got some practice in and 9 holes in yesterday.
Weather is perfect and the location of Guadalmina right next to the Mediterranean is great.
Jaime is on bag again like last year at this tournament.