With three lousy double bogies on the front nine, any hopes I might have had for winning this prestigious tournament went straight down the drain.
Not that I was playing that poorly. My ball striking was pretty good most of the time. Unfortunately, I had some bad luck at the worst possible moments on some of the easiest holes, ironically enough. The most difficult holes I parred. No birdies though. That's what golf is all about.
I ended up shooting: 45 + 38 = 83. I was 19th out of 55, better luck next year.