WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - What’s on the mind of many at Q-School finals four rounds in was summed up in four simple words by 2010 Nationwide Tour member, William McGirt: “Two more solid days,” said the North Carolina native who made over $170,000 on the Nationwide Tour this year.
Currently at 11 under, courtesy of a 68 and 66 the last two days that shot him well up the leaderboard, McGirt sits well within the top 25 with the fourth round coming to a close, likely needing just a pair of decent rounds to get the job done.
“Two more good rounds should do it,” McGirt explained. “Anything in the 60s would be great, but probably just two rounds under par would work.”
McGirt’s 6-under 66 on the Crooked Cat course today was one of the day’s lowest, but of the first 150 rounds posted in Round 4, Orange County National already yielded 63 scores in the 60s, compared to just 51 rounds total yesterday of the 156 scorecards signed.
That means players are taking advantage of today’s perfect scoring conditions and it was a good thing, in McGirt’s case, that he was part of the low-round movement.
“Just no wind,” surmised McGirt of the low scoring. “They had the tees up again on some of these holes, which they needed to on the ones with those long carries, but there was no wind and it was a little easier to get around.”
The wind is forecasted to pick up tomorrow and temperatures are expected to cool down drastically for Monday’s final round, meaning today may have been the best opportunity for players to make a big move – which is a-okay with McGirt.
“I kind of hope it does (get windy and colder),” he said. “That’d be about the best thing for me for where I'm at.”
“Two more solid days,” in this case, may take on a different meaning than McGirt had originally intented.