Britney's Blog: Tomorrow's Another Day
No. 3 - Tuesday, May 18 - After Round 1
Tomorrow will be a new day and a new round to play golf at the NCAA National Championship! Today's first round wasn't our best effort, but there are still three rounds left to be played.
The weather was perfect, but the putts weren't dropping in the hole for the Lobos. Senior Jodi Ewart led us by shooting a 1-over 73. We can't let Tuesday's round get us down, We're keeping our heads held high and are looking forward to bringing it back and moving up Wednesday!
We have an early tee time ahead of us at 8:55 a.m. Eastern Time. Our goals are to make more putts and score even more birdies. We can do it as we are one of the highest ranked teams in the country for the most birdies in a season!
No. 2 - Tuesday, May 18
Thanks for tuning into day two of our trip to Nationals here in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Big Dance starts this afternoon for the Lobos as we are set to start play at 1:25 p.m., alongside Duke and Alabama. Our lineup is set with Bethany Buchner, Sarah Salvo, me, Rebecca Hellbom and Jodi Ewart in that order.
Yesterday, we had our second practice round as we played the front nine. The weather was slightly different from Sunday as we teed off in the afternoon and dealt with scattered rain showers and overcast clouds. The Lobos are ready to take on whatever comes our way!
If you're wondering what kind of golf course we're dealing with, the Landfall Country Club golf course is designed by Pete Dye which means: lots of bunkers, plenty of water and huge greens. The course is playing a little over 6,300 yards and there are all sorts of twists and turns from tee to green challenging every player's ability to score well.
As for the Lobos, we have prepared ourselves as best as we could so we are ready to play our best golf of the year!
The way we're going to execute and deliver good scores throughout the week is by hitting lots of fairways and greens and sinking those putts for birdies. But, if we miss a green, our goal is to get up-and-down to save par every time! The par 3s are where we will need to score well as a team because they are really tough.
For example, hole No. 16 is a 157+ yard par-3 that needs to be carried about 150 yards over a huge body of water, a.k.a. "a pond". The Lobos won't let that phase us, though, as we are going to have fun and play hard the entire week.
As a team we are all excited for the tournament to begin! Follow us on golfstat.com for live scoring updates and video streaming Thursday and Friday!
No. 1 - Monday, May 17
This is Britney Choy from your Lobo women's golf team and I'll be blogging all week long while we are competing for a national championship.
It took us a while to get here, but we finally made it to Wilmington, North Carolina, for the NCAA Women's Golf Championship! We were up at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning and arrived in Wilmington at 5 p.m. and still had the energy to go to the beach! Wilmington is a beautiful town on the beach in southeastern North Carolina and it's so green, too!
The entire team is excited to be here and represent the Lobos at the NCAA National Championships!
Since we got to Wilmington, we have been eating lots of great food, going to the beach, and most importantly, playing golf. Sunday was our first day of practice at the Landfall Country Club. We played here last fall during the NCAA Preview tournament so it's nice to already be familiar with the golf course. We played the back nine holes and had a great time on the course. The weather was in the 80s all day with a slight breeze, but still the typical East Coast humidity was in the air.
After golf we headed for the beach to have some fun before the players' dinner. The ocean was freezing, but that didn't stop Rebecca Hellbom and Sarah Salvo from taking a swim. The rest of us were too chicken to get in, yes..even me, (the one from Hawaii) because it was too cold. Maybe I'll give it another try today!
The dinner was amazing! It was a BBQ aboard the USS North Carolina battleship with downtown Wilmington in the background. All the teams were there and we had full access on the battleship. It was a blast and, best of all, the food was amazing! They served us good ol' southern food: Cajun shrimp, BBQ chicken, green beans, hush puppies, mac and cheese, corn bread, potato salad, spinach salad, pecan pie and key lime pie.
After we feasted, the program started and the highlight of the program was the video that featured all the teams on the course Sunday. Each team was told before leaving for Nationals that we would be filmed doing an activity or special talent. So, as a team we decided that I would play my ukulele and Rebeccca would sing while the rest of the team (Bethany Buchner, Jodi Ewart, Sarah Salvo) would be our backup dancers. It was hilarious and we definitely got the biggest response from everyone who was watching.
Today, we have our final practice round and then the chase for the National Championship begins on Tuesday.
Thanks for tuning in! Go Lobos!