I was back in the states for only a couple of days and unexpectedly I got in another Challenge Tour event here in Uturi, Spain in the Basque Country. I found a flight quickly and started the day and one-half journey, arriving late on Wednesday and missing a practice round. While I played the course cold on Thursday morning, my execution overcame inexperience with it. I played well the first two rounds (eight under 70, 66), but I couldn’t get my putts to drop over the weekend, and I finished with a one under 72, 71 for a nine under total tied for 42nd.
I struck my approach shots well throughout the week but my green reading and putting didn’t adapt to the rain and wet conditions over the weekend. I learned some things this week, though, and I feel my game is in good shape.