TeamMaverick and TeamCurriki
What a week to finish off my nearly 6 week long road trip!! I recorded my career best finish as a professional, finishing in solo second place at -24 at the LECOM Suncoast Classic in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. I made 26 birdies this week along with 3 eagles, a personal best as well! This brings our total to $114,512 raised in four weeks!
This finish rocketed me up to 7th on “The 25” rankings (where the top 25 in points at the end of the Web.com Tour regular season get PGA Tour cards for the next year). I also secured full Web.com Tour status for next year at the minimum, and am roughly 60% of the way to the 750ish points needed to finish inside the top 25. This puts me at a huge advantage for the rest of the year, especially relative to my start last year!
This golf course was a Birdies for Education dream, with five reachable par 5s and a driveable par 4, affording prime birdie opportunities every few holes. I drove the ball extremely well, and was hitting clubs as short as pitching wedge into a few of the par 5s- one of which set up my back-9 eagle on Sunday on the 10th hole! My shot of the week however was a 90 foot putt for birdie on Friday…
This week was extremely encouraging for me, because not only was it my best career finish, but it was also on grainy Florida bermudagrass (a warm-weather grass that is rarely found in California), which has given me trouble in the past. I am extremely happy with how I played, especially down the stretch on the back 9 Sunday. I gave it my best, but Mark Hubbard played just as well and clipped me by two in the end.
I really enjoyed being back in the US, and ate chicken, rice and vegetables at a place called Fresh Kitchen just about every night there. I highly recommend it if you are ever in Florida.
I now have four weeks off, where I am back in snowy Las Vegas (yep, you read that right!!), and will spend a few days in the Bay Area as well. Here at Curriki, we have been working on a few exciting projects and look forward to sharing our progress with you in the upcoming weeks here. I also got my new golf bag, proudly showing our Curriki logo!
Thanks again for all your support, and I will be resting up, practicing, and prepping for my next trip to Lafayette and Savannah next month!!