Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Been a Long and Stormy Week

 by Roz Roberts III

It's been a busy golf week for Michael Thompson and a busy weather week for the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

On Monday, Michael competed in the 36 hole International Qualifier for the British Open.  A series of storms shortened the 36 hole Qualifier to just 18 holes after a long weather delay interrupted the first round for several hours.  Unfortunately for Michael, the shortening of the Qualifier and subsequent delays didn't help his qualifying chances after opening his round with a double bogey in the adverse conditions.  He ended the round at 3 over par and in a tie for 48th place.  Only 8 players advanced into the British Open field.

On Thursday, Michael played his first round of the HP Byron Classic in Irving Texas, just two days after more violent storms dropped golf ball sized hail on the area.  The greens were pock marked with hail damage but the greens crew spent the 24 hours leading up to the first round patching and re-rolling the greens in an effort to eliminate the divots.  Michael shot a 3 over 75 on Thursday which leaves him in a tie for 117th going into the second round.  He'll need a solid second round to make the cut in the 156 player field.

Photo by John Bush/PGA TOUR
An example of the size of the hail that fell on the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday night.

Michael's second round will tee off from the 10th hole in the last group of the day at 1:54pm local time.

The following links can be used to follow Micahel's second round.

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1 comment:

  1. Kerri thompsonMay 27, 2011

    Ryan and I will be out there today to watch him play. I hope we can get some pictures or good stories for you!