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I set out to win this tourney and get under 200 and I didn't reach that goal. I ended up getting second and shooting 202 for three 1/2 rounds. Had good competition with Chris and Brian as we were all really close thru out the tourney. Chris had an unfortunate hand issue that caused him to DNF which left myself and Brian to duke it out for first place. Chris shot a 54 the first round, I shot a 57 and so did Brian. During the 2nd round is where Chris really hurt himself and he DNF'd after only having 4 holes left and he got the CTP for that round. After the 2nd round was over Brian was up on my by three strokes. He shot a 53 and I shot a 56...missed some easy putts.

After the first day was over we all went to Fat Olives and had pizza and beer to BS and wind down. We were there for about 2 hours before we decided to leave. We had a mishap with the bill as someone shorted so Chris (my GF) and I ate it just so we could move on. Those that were there know who it was and we weren't happy about it; later I heard that was pattern with him.

The start of the 2nd day was good, had a good filling breakfast and got to the course just at day break to get some putts in and a lot of practice throws. I wanted to make sure that I was warmed up before the tee time came into play. I made some bad decisions on how to throw some of the holes which cost me 3 strokes at the end of the round. Looking back I believe that I made the proper disc selections, it was just that I had some bad throws and I missed some easy putts. I got screwed on hole 4, I had a birdie putt from about 40 ft and hit the front of the basket and it rolled back. I was pissed and cussing as I was not stuck with a 30ft putt that I missed. So instead of taking a 2 or 3...I took and f'ing 4! All in all we all shot like crap for the 3rd round, nobody shot under in our division. I felt bad for James who is a local in Homer as he got busted up on the triple mando and took a 10 on the hole. That almost knocked him out of the running for 3rd place.

We didn't have much time after the third round as we were doing a final 9 (holes 1-6 and 16 - 18), plus we had a 3+ hour drive back to Anchorage. The pizza that we ordered from the night before came in handy as we had left overs. I ate, relaxed a little bit, then started practicing again. The start of the 4th round put me 6 strokes behind Brian who was in first. I only ended up gaining one stroke on him during the final 9 and secured 2nd place.

During the course of the 3rd round James had a controversial call on an island hole. We weren't sure if it was out of bounds or in as there was uncertainty about it based on the info from the players meeting. James ended up playing that disc and throwing from the drop zone. The play out was a 3 if it was in or a 4 if it was out. We had to wait for the TD to be done as he was in the last group to finish. If the call was in, there was a tie for 3rd place, otherwise Louie would have had 3rd and James 4th place. Edan ruled the disc in and the playoff ensued for a bag tag. Edan left it up to James and Louie to decide the format for their playoff to decide the victor. This was a gut wrenching playoff that lasted 5 holes. Both of them had close chances to close it with putts and great upshots. On hole three, James got too much height on his thumber and fell short...Louie had an awesome hyzer around the tree to park the hole within 12 feet. James just hit the top of the basket for a missed 35+ foot putt and Louie missed his putt. The battle ended as they decided to go back to hole 18 (269 foot island hole w/DZ); Louie missed the drive and fell short and James just barely made his thumber in the ring. Louie didn't play the hole out and just called it. He could have won but...

Either was it was a cool playoff and it was fun to watch. I had a great time down there even tho I did get pissed a lot for shanking shots, hitting trees, and missing easy putts.

Next year Brain, next year....I got your number. You better not move up to Open before I can beat you in advanced.

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Comment by AK Discer on October 14, 2009 at 4:38pm
I forgot to add that I found my Champion Boss that I lost at the last tourney at the Moose Pretzel. That made my weekend as it came in handy for my sidearm :D

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