Kips 1st Round Shot-By-Shot

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Hole 1 Par-4 (387 yards) - Tee shot finds a bunker on left side of fairway. Approach in greenside bunker. Blasts out to 7 feet. Misses par putt. Taps in for bogey to go 1 over.
 
Hole 2 Par-5 (548 yards) - Big drive down the fairway. Fairway wood finds front right bunker. Hits out to 15 feet and misses birdie putt. Taps in for par.
 
Hole 3 Par-3 (196 yards) - Hits tee shot to left side of green on the fringe. Leaves chip well short of hole. Knocks in 6-foot par putt.
 
Hole 4 Par-5 (561 yards) - Hits fairway off the tee. then lays up with his second shot. His wedge to the green comes up 40 feet short of hole. Lags to within a foot and taps in for par.
 
Hole 5 Par-4 (368 yards) - Misses fairway to the left. Recovers with a solid wedge shot to 9 feet. Drains the birdie putt to get back to even par.
 
Hole 6 Par-4 (379 yards) - Pushes tee shot just off the fairway on the right. Finds the fringe on approach but well short, some 65 feet from the pin. Hits extremely difficult putt through the fringe and over a ridge to 5 feet. Runs home putt to save par.
 
Hole 7 Par-4 (426 yards) - Busts a drive down the pipe and then hits a wedge to 17 feet below the hole. Drains birdie putt. Calls penalty on himself after realizing he switch balls during the hole. Two-stroke penalty. Goes from 1 under to 1 over.
 
Hole 8 Par-4 (470 yards) - Finds the fairway off the tee and hits the green with approach shot. From 45 feet short of the hole lags to within a foot and taps in for routine par.
 
Hole 9 Par-3 (201 yards) - Stuffs his tee shot to within 15 feet off the tee. His birdie attempt leaks a little to the right and taps in for par.
 
Hole 10 Par-4 (392 yards) - Splits the fairway of the tee. Approach comes up well short of the pin, hits lag putt to a foot and taps in for another easy par.
 
Hole 11 Par-3 (164 yards) - Hits his tee shot 35 feet past the hole and then blows birdie attempt 5 feet past. Makes comebacker for par.
 
Hole 12 Par-5 (608 yards) - Finds fairway bunker on his drive. Lays up out of the trap then hits his approach 25 feet below the hole onto the fringe. Uses putter to drain long birdie attempt to move back to even par.
 
Hole 13 Par-4 (456 yards) - Again splits fairway off the tee. Sets up good look at birdie with a wedge to 15 feet. Putt just misses and taps in for par.
 
Hole 14 Par-4 (440 yards) - Flirts with trouble down the right side near tree line. Pulls approach way left, hits wooden bridge and gets good bounce back toward the green. From swale on left side of the green hits marvelous flop shot shot to within a foot. Taps in for remarkable par.
 
Hole 15 Par-4 (340 yards) - Decides to cut out the dogleg and go for the green on this short par-4. Ball must carry 250-yards in the air to carry the water. Balls lands safely but runs throught he green. Hits difficult chip 25 feet past the hole. Misses birdie effort and taps in for par.
 
Hole 16 Par-4 (464 yards) - Hits monster drive down the middle of the fairway. Wedge to 15 feet. Putt drifts left at the hole. Taps in for easy par.
 
Hole 17 Par-3 (229 yards) - Comes up short off the tee on this long par-3. Uses putter well off the green and his effort leaves him 9 feet away from pin. Drains par saving putt.
 
Hole 18 Par-5 (537 yards) - Hits solid tee shot off final tee box. Cathces his approach fat and finds the water guarding the green. Drops and hit approach to 12 feet. Closes out day by making yet another par saivng putt. Crowd goes wild.
 
Totals: 8 of 14 fairways; 11 of 18 G.I.R.; 27 putts. Even-par 72. Countless waves and smiles to gallery.
 
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