I had a good week here in Lumbres, France shooting 72, 72 on a tough but quirky course to make the cut. I worked my way up the leaderboard on Saturday with a one under 70 and I had a good round going today thru 16 holes but then I made a couple of bad swings and I missed a putt. I finished tied 38th.
The course this week was hilly and a few of the fairways had so much pitch that no matter where the ball landed it’d roll downward into the rough. On Saturday I was able to keep a drive on the top of a large slope but while I was taking my stance the ball moved and after it got going it actually rolled forty yards into the rough! Unfortunately, I had to take a one-shot penalty.
My game continues to feel good. I had a few moments this week where things didn't go my way, but otherwise I executed well. Right now I plan to spend tomorrow getting some rest and then I’ll head to Denmark for the next event. I’ve been in Europe for five weeks competing in four tournaments and I want to stay fresh.
I decided to forgo the 36-hole qualifier for the British Open on July 4th. I hope to compete on Challenge Tour in Prague that week and a side trip to England for the qualifier is too much motion. And even if I could get through it, the British Open conflicts with another Challenge Tour event in France. For now, I believe I should focus on Challenge Tour. I am excited about the upcoming tournaments!