Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hot Start For Michael Thompson

Melwood Prince George's County Open - Round 1 Recap
by Randy Roberts

Michael Thompson got out to a great start today on the Nationwide Tour, shooting a 6 under par 65 at the Melwood Prince George's County Open.  The 7:20 tee time proved to be in his favor as near perfect weather met him on the first tee.  He scored two birdies on the front 9, and then hit his stride on the back nine, scoring 5 more birdies before the day was through.  A lone bogey on hole 13 was the only miscue of the day.  So hot was his start that for parts of the morning, he held the outright lead, which eventually settled out into a tie for 2nd once the second wave of players made their way through.

Thompson got some good press as a result of his great play today.  On he was mentioned in Joe Chemycz article "Nine-birdie performance has Baryla ahead in Maryland"
"Thompson, like Baryla, is a member of the PGA TOUR this year but hasn't had much luck in his rookie season. Runner-up at the 2007 U.S. Amateur, an All-American at Alabama and a Palmer Cup team member hasn't translated into instant success. 
"It reminds me a lot of when I first turned pro because I was a big fish in a little pond in college and then when I got on the Hooters Tour I was a little fish again," he said. "I'm going through the exact same thing here, I'm a little fish again." 
Thompson has made only five cuts in 11 TOUR starts with a T14 at the Puerto Rico Open his best effort to date. 
"I've just got to fight through that, keep believing in myself, keep working hard and days like today will happen. Hopefully they happen four days in a row. It's all a process."
You can read the rest of the article here.

If he continues doing as well as he did the first round, he is sure to get some good coverage on the Golf Channel tomorrow.  His 12:25 EST tee time lines up with the televised coverage so you might want to go set your DVR now.  Today's televised coverage did not start until after he had already finished playing, so he only had one replay shown.


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