A week has already passed, but here it comes folks!
1st round: The Glass Blown Open started on the 20 hole Peter Pan disc golf course. This course was the only one of the three courses on which I knew my distance wouldn’t give me an advantage on. It was more of a short and technical course on which a lot of birdies was a must for any top player. The weather was ideal to shoot a great round out there. I was feeling good and started my tournament off with a birdie on the first hole, which is always a good confidence boost. I could have shot a really, really hot round that day but unfortunately I bogeyed two of the easiest holes on the course and as it turns out I was putting for a birdie on both of them. But I still shot a good first round which put in in third place only two shots of the leader, Jeremy Koling.
2nd round: All I wanted for this round was to put myself in a good position for the final round on sunday. My round started off good, shooting six under par on the first seven holes. For some reason the “easy” ones got me this tournament and I bogeyed hole 8 which everyone else on my card had no problem taking an easy birdie on. I didn’t let that effect my game at all though. I knew I was playing strong and I wouldn’t make a mistake like that twice in one round. I played solid golf hitting my lines and making good putts. I ended up shooting the hot round and jumped into the leader position to go into the final round on the Emporia Country Club Golf Course.
3rd round: “First on the tee, representing Discmania, the current European Champion, Simon Lizotte.” This is when your heart starts beating a little faster then usual. I was obviously hyped to play a round with Jeremy Koling, Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki in some beautiful conditions. My goal was to put my drives inside the lines and to give me a chance at birdie on every hole. I played solid and the guys behind me seemed to be struggling a little. I knew I had to take every chance I get and thats exactly what I did. Sometimes even the bad shots seem to be good enough and I was just in a good flow I guess. I managed to extend my lead to seven strokes before the last hole. By then my concentration was totally gone and I threw the worst sidearm in recent memory right into the lake, out of bounds, even though Avery told me to just lay up for the win. But I already knew that I was the 2014 Glass Blown Open Champion!
Tournament Resume: I only had 4 bogeys on 60 holes of golf and I believe I only missed 3 putts inside the circle. It’s really all about making the “must make” birdie and par putts out there. This weekend will stay in my mind for a while I think and I couldn’t be more proud to represent Discmania and European Disc Golf here in the states. I hope I can keep on improving and make more of a great impression in my favorite sport in the world!