The Alps Tour started the European tournaments with the Abruzzo Open at Miglianico Golf and Country Club near Pescara, Italy. I drove to the tournament on Monday night and was able to play the practice round on early Tuesday morning. Further, I was fortunate enough to have my wife Tiffany on the bag during this week. The course in Italy was quite a bit more narrow the the ones we played in Egypt. This meant I had an advantage if I was able to continue my solid driving performances. I had a late teetime for the first round but got off to a very good start. Solid golf and a few birdies meant I was near the top of the leaderboard early on. However, I finished with a couple mistakes on the last two holes and three dropped shots for a score of 72. Heading into the second round on Thursday morning, I started with some great golf once again. With a very solid round and a late birdie I was able to post a result of 70 and therefore make the cut. This was a very important step and meant I was able to play for the prize money. My ball striking wasn't quite as good as the first two rounds but with solid short game and putting, I was able to turn in a round of 71 shots. This was good enough for a T41 finish and some important Order of Merit points.
I'm looking forward to build off of this good result and will continue to work hard on my game with the goal to become even more consistent.
Thank you for all the support and wishes!
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