Ryan played very well all throughout the week. He believes it is the first time he has birdied his opening hole all four rounds. I’m going to say that his longest opening birdie putt was 12 feet and a few were 5 feet, so each round he got off to a very nice start. 

The weekend took 145 shots to complete the 36 holes.  It was not the weekend either of us had in mind. Had we played a few under each day on the weekend the result would have been very satisfying but it was not to be.  It was tough with some three putts creeping in go slow momentum down.  The course played very fair and did have some inconsistencies which made it hard to judge shots coming into the greens. But when a course plays like that it’s hard to make up ground giving back shots when par is a pretty good number on most holes. 

Ryan pushed his season total to $100,000 which estimates him to need about $60,000 for the remaining 4 events to earn his PGA Tour card in the regular season.  He has has nice success on the remaining four courses and the final event is a demanding golf course at Pumpkin Ridge.  So if he can just keep giving himself opportunities like he has I feel we can walk through that door and get to the next level.

This week the Web.com Tour is in Overland Park, Kansas at the Nicklaus GC at Lionsgate.  Ryan has played well at this event in the past few years we have played it. It’s not overly demanding tee to green unless the wind blows.  This is a great facility and well run by everyone who helps out. I look forward to a fun week. 

Stats for the week:

Fairways : 45/56 (80.37%)
GIR : 50/72 (69.4%)
Putts : 115 (28.75/rd)
Chip In : 3
1 Putt : 26/72 (36.1)
3 Putts : 5/72 (6.9%)
Up/Down % : 17/22 (77.27%)
No bunkers hit.
Bounce Back % : 4/9 (44.4%)
Birdies – 19
Par – 44
Bogey – 8
(+2) Bogey – 1
Prize Money : T29 – ($4,225) 

Nicklaus GC at Lionsgate