After playing the Amherst Open this week I can add another runner-up finish to Kevin Dugas to my resume. I shot rounds of 69-74 (+1) and lost to Dugas' 72-68 (-2). I played well both rounds but had a few unfortunate bounces that cost me too many strokes.
In round one I got off to a bad start with a double bogey on #10 followed by a 3-putt bogey on 13. But then I went on a birdie run and birdied five of the next seven holes to get it to 2 under. I made another bogey and another birdie coming in to finish with a two under 69 and a two shot lead heading into the final round.
In the final round I played well for most of the round but put myself on the wrong side on the hole to make any birdies. I birdied 1 and 6, and made bogies on 3, 5, 10, 11 and 15 to finish the day three over. On the back nine I had a few bad bounces that caused some bogies and every time I gave myself a look at birdie it was a downhill putt I couldn't be aggressive with them due to the very fast greens.
I am disappointed I did not come out with a win this week but I still have one event left to get my first win of the year. My next event is the Parsboro Open on September 15-16 which I finished 2nd in last year to Mr. Dugas.