The Vikings traveled to Erie Shores golf course for a tri match with host Madison and Brush on Wednesday, September 2nd. The Vikings (184) won a tiebreaker with Brush (184) via the utilization of the 5th team score, but lost to Madison (182).
The first hole sealed the fate for the Vikings as three Vikings posted quadruple bogey 8’s after failing to maneuver the water in front of the first tee. A total of 5 balls found the water between the 3 players. “That’s on me, there is all sorts of room to the right on #1, there is no reason to take that water on. I should have made it more clear to our team to take an iron and hit it right, take the water out of the equation. That was bad course management by our players and bad coaching on my part,” said an exasperated Coach Dunmire.
Paul Wise led the Vikings with a round of 40 that included 4 pars and a birdie on the par 3 2nd. Needless to say, Wise was one of the few that avoided the water on 1 as he laced his drive on 1 leaving about 40 yards in.
Patrick Dunmire posted the second score with a 45. After a rough hole #1 due to the referenced water above, Dunmire settled down to post a respectable 45. The good news is that he didn’t let the round get too out of hand.
Zac Tizzano posted the third score with a 46 that included 2 pars. A quad mid round that included taking a penalty for an unplayable lie and a water ball upended the chances for a round in the low 40’s.
Sammy Turk posted the fourth score of the day with a 53. Sammy did not have her best day, the water got her as well on #1.
Liam Brown posted a 57 and was the deciding score in securing the victory over Brush. Brown had his problems on hole #1 as well, but he finished strong to help secure the win. “We learned the hard way that every shot matters,” said Coach Dunmire.
Birdie Watch – Wise had the only birdie for the Vikings on the Par 3 2nd.