My first sponsor's exemption into a Ladies European Tour event!
During practice one day, just as we were coming back towards the clubhouse, I noticed a familiar face. No way! But sure enough, my eyes were not playing tricks on me. It was Annika Sorenstam!
Soaking in the atmosphere. Malaysia Boleh! :-)
Well, Day 1 rolled around with a 11:05am tee time. I really didn't think I played all that badly. By the end of the day though, all my bogeys added up pretty quickly as I couldn't get up-and-down for par all day. I ended up shooting a 79. Our group was also put on the clock for like 4 holes when we made the turn, which didn't make much sense as we had been waiting on the prior nine. Anyhow...
It was an early day the next morning. I was in the first group out at 6:45am on #1 tee. The alarm rang at 4am. It felt like a nap!!! After getting the boys' school lunches sorted, I fed myself and packed my snacks and headed for the course. It was not as windy as the day before and I started out with 2 birdies! In the end, I ended up with a score of 69, with 5 birdies and 1 double bogey (ouch!). Still, it was a great day for me considering this was my first LET event! Some scoring stats from the LET website:
By the way, I had one of the staff from Abu Dhabi Golf Club on my bag. Funny enough Rodolfo was starting up his vacation time just as the tournament week begun so it worked out perfectly!