Wednesday, April 2, 2014

JHA Micro Golf Tour - Tournament #1

A dramatic close to the first annual AC Invitational. Matt Taber captured the title in the first sudden death playoff hole. Joe Story forced the sudden death playoff hole by shooting a double boogey on the 9th and final hole. Matt Taber parred out the final two holes to catch Joe on the final hole. Both golfers finished the round at Even par forcing the playoff.

"I was striking the ball well. My approaches looked good, putting was good. It was a good day to get out there and score." responded Joe in the post round interview. He fielded several questions about what went wrong on that 9th hole as the tournament seemed to be his to lose. "Just didn't finish it out there. I had a chance to close it on the last hole, just didn't get it done."

When asked about his mechanics Joe replied
"I tried to see the shot without thinking about mechanics. Just didn't get it done. When you are in the heat of a major championship you  tend to revert back to your old habits good or bad. Today was just not my day to finish the round." Carrying the poor play from the 9th hole to the sudden death hole, Joe shot another double bogey on the playoff hole, opening the door for Matt to finish off the tournament.

"It was great to get out there and get my first tour win. Hoping to take this momentum onto the next tournament." said Matt in his post round interview. "The next tournament is in my own back yard. I've played this course hundreds of times. That mixed with the positive momentum from this tournament will hopefully power me to back to back tournament wins." When asked about Joe's collapse. "He played the entire tournament well. That 9th hole can take down anyone. You hit a poor shot off the tee box and you are in trouble at the start. I was fortunate enough to get a good shot off the tee box. I don't see that as a major collapse. Just a bad shot at a bad time. Could happen to anyone of us."

The next stop in the JHA MGT tour is the "Dude Where's my Par?" Tournament. The field is deep with fierce competitors. Matt Taber is in good position to take back to back tournaments. Who will rise up to the challenge and steal this tournament and the momentum on the JHA MGT.


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