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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Champions Q school Day 2 - 2009


Mr Science Reports:

I wasn't officially scoring today, but I walked with Terry Burke again, and John Ross http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/60/40/ and Curt Byrum http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/11/56/  today.  All three of them shot 68, to go with their 65's yesterday, and they are tied for 2nd now with Peter Senior and Jim Roy, and will be playing together again tomorrow.  

Steve Haskins is alone in the lead by 2.  He's the son of Don Haskins, who is famous for being the winning NCAA Basketball coach in 1966, the first to start 5 black players, as Texas Western beat the Kentucky team coached by Adolph Rupp in the finals.  http://www.pgatour.com/story/9204748/

"Texas Western’s improbable run to the NCAA title is chronicled in the new movie Glory Road, starring Josh Lucas as the elder Haskins, who won 700 games at the school now known as the University of Texas El-Paso. The Hall of Fame basketball coach even has a cameo in the film as a gas station attendant."

Curt lives in Scottsdale, but says he has no home court advantage at TPC Scottsdale, because he has only played the course about three times.  It's pretty busy, he says.

Curt eagled #4 (short putt), and John eagled #17 (medium-length snake), otherwise they were all pretty steady.  Terry had his first and only bogey of the tournament on #11 today, and 4 birdies.  The pin placements were harder today, and all of them made a bunch of 5-foot par putts.  Terry had his second sandy birdie on #9.

I'm going back again tomorrow.  Gotta see Terry make it.  He was grinding today, there was nothing easy.  His Mother and Father arrived today and met us at the 18th green.  Ed has played the course in a group similar to our annual golf trip for over 10 years.  Their crowd is a bit bigger than our 8, about 72 players.  They go to Myrtle Beach every year, too, in addition to Scottsdale.

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