Each week during the 2012-13 season a Maryland student-athlete, who has shown excellence on and off the playing field, will be selected as the Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week. This week’s Solomon Eye Associates Terp of the Week is Sean Bosdosh from the men’s golf team. Bosdosh shot a 4-under 212 at the 54-hole event to capture the first individual title by a Terp since October of 2010.
3 Holes Left , Tiger is in deep trouble on 16 and Bo VanPelt attempts to hit a 240 yard 6 iron. What was he thinking. Tiger is the first 3 time winner this, has gained the lead in the Fed Ex cup race. But by his own standards has failed in the only victories that matter–the Majors. Next up the Open Championship.
Champions are never afraid to lay matches on the line. Recently, LeBron has been criticized for backing off game winning shots. Yesterday Tiger put the entire tournament on the line with a near impossible flop shot. Short he remains in the thick rough—long—his ball goes into the drink. but his ball went in!!!
3 years ago my golf pro and good friend, Pat Coyner spoke of the wonders of his newest swing guru—Sean Foley. When Tiger and Hank Haney split, the golf world was shocked that Le Tigre hired Sean Foley. Nobody is laughing any more. Tiger is hitting greens in regulation at an amazing clip. But he is not even Foley’s hottest student. that honor belongs to Hunter Mahan, closely followed by Justin Rose!! All three could land in the top 10 this week.
My pick has to be the #1 golfer in the world, Rory McElroy. He thoroughly dominated last year’s tournament until the collapse on #10 on the final day. That won’t happen again.Look for Rory and Hunter Mahan as the final twosome on Sunday.
At 6 PM as I was getting ready to leave to go to eat Sunday night at Costas, I wanted to watch the last hole and watch Kyle Stanley get his first win. sneaker in second place conceded that his 3 shot lead was too much for Stanley to lose. Wrong!!! Unbelievable, I guess if Rory can waste away a huge lead, anyone can. At one point Stanley was up by 7. Apparently Greg Norman contacted him today.
The Maryland women’s golf team placed four golfers in the top 25 led by senior Jessica Hollandsworthto finish the first round of the UNCG/Starmount Fall Classic at Starmount Country Club in first place with a 303. Hollandsworth carded a 2-over 74 to finish in a tie for fifth with Georgia State’s Charlotte Guilleux.
Junior Christine Shimel is in tie for seventh after firing a 3-over 75. Shimel is followed closely by freshman Juliet Vongphoumy. Vongphoumy, whose 75.2 scoring average is the lowest on the team, carded a 4-over 76 to finish tied for 10th. Freshman Emily Gimpel rounded out the Terps top-25 performers. Gimpel shot a 6-over 78 to tie for 25th.
I just spent 3 days in Williamsburg at the Kingsmill resort. Before I get into the 3 golf courses I played, the staff and accommodations were superb and at a very reasonable cost. The swimming pool. restaurants and golf courses were all within walking distance.
River Course—extremely well manicured course—the rough is referred to as sticky wicky by the locals–in other words stay in the fairway. That day my superfast Taylormade driver treated me well, my left handed putts were falling and overall it was a good round on a great course.
Plantation Course–similar to the River course but with more narrow fairways. 1 very reachable par 5. Unfortunately the greens were in horrible shape and slick as glass. The course was about to be shut down to try to staighten out the greens.
Gold Course at the Golden Horseshoe–a magnificent layout in the heart of Williamsburg proper. Bombs are blasting from reenactment activities while you play. But the course was in nearly perfect condition. Again the fairways are wide for the most part but the rough is brutal.
All in all a great and very reasonable quick getaway.