Bradley Shigezawa Lights Up
Mid-Pac in Round 1 with 7-Under Par 65!
Mid-Pacific Country Club, April 16 - 19. Defending Champion Nick Mason.
Professional Bradley Shigezawa opened with a sizzling round of
7-under par 65 topping the leader board thru the 1st 18 holes of
the 57th Mid-Pac Open. Shigezawa's card included 1 eagle,
7 birdies, 8 pars and 2 bogies. Rounding out the top three
is amateur Remington Hirano and Professional TJ Kua who both
shot 3-under par 69's respectively. Defending champion Nick
Mason is T6 at 1-under par 71.
Day One 2015 Mid Pacific Open
What a difference a couple of years make. Is Jason getting soft
in his old age? Rough so short the ball actually will sit up in
it? Green’s running at a reasonable rate and pins in fair
positions, can all of this be true? Actually there is a method
to the madness and I will attempt to hallucinate what that might
We are blessed each year with a full field and in the past
finishing for the last couple of tee times became an issue. So
what if things were a little less knee shaking on day one and
two? Would that really make a difference when it comes to who
is having a better than average two days and then make the
coveted cut? Probably not.
So perhaps, and I stress that this is a goat’s conjecture; this
is done to allow Mr. Diabolical to come forth over the weekend
and torture only those who actually make the cut. If that is
the case, then from what I can tell it is working.
The stories that I heard about balls rolling off the greens and
chips that failed to hold leading to backed up foursomes and
such were all told in the past tense. There was the tale of the
pro who hit it 6 feet past on the par 5 #16 only to roll past
the front right pin placement and proceed to chip up and back
off the green for what has turned into a 13 stroke “fish
story”. There were comments about front left pin placements on
#15 that dictated missing the green in regulation below the hole
to give yourself the best chance at par. Again, these were all
about past events.
The overwhelming commentary was that the course is in great
shape, playing very fairly, and no one was heard to complain
about unfair conditions be it rough rough or otherwise. I have
not seen all the final scores nor have I been there to see if
some finished in the dark, but I suspect this was carefully
thought out to lull the unsuspecting into a false sense of
Looking forward to a great event.
Billy the Goat
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