Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Not much goin on......

I have had a boring day ....... the day started out with just odd ball stuff. Feeding the new baby birds in my blue bird house. Took Jaden to Granny's, (his 2nd home).
My partner in real estate and his wife welcomed a new baby boy last night. We thought the name was one thing, and now we think they changed it.

Talked on the phone alot.
Tried to get some work done..... ended up on the computer doing some college stuff for Matthew.
And Matthew,,, well you know that boy cant sit still for one second, so what did he do today.
He walked 4 1/2 miles at the golf course and was the caddie for one of his best friends.
This is the article that was in the paper tonight. Cute story....

Tomorrow is hair appt at 930, then swim day!!!!!! POOL, relaxation! I hope!

Here is the article about Matt's buddy. Go to the bottom to keep from reading the whole dang thing!

Horenkamp 1 shot back at U.S. Junior Am qualifier
By ROGER GARFIELD • • June 24, 2008

The hottest stretch of Michael Horenkamp’s junior golf career continues.
Horenkamp, a rising senior at Siegel High, shot 71 in the first round of U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifying Tuesday morning at Old Fort Golf Club and is tied for third — one stroke back of the lead entering today’s final round.

Robbie Taylor of Brentwood and Marshall Talkington of Jackson both shot 2-under 70 and are tied for first.Horenkamp, who won two tournaments last week and also shot a 69 at Harpeth Hills June 17 — the low qualifying round for the Tennessee Junior Amateur — hit 14 of 18 greens in Tuesday’s round, carding four birdies en route to his lowest-ever 18-hole score at Old Fort.“I’ve been playing a lot the last two weeks, and this has been a two-week stretch where I’m playing my best golf,” Horenkamp said.The second and final round of the qualifying will take place Wednesday morning. The top three two-day finishers advance to the U.S. Junior Amateur July 21-26 in Birmingham, Ala.Horenkamp will tee off at 9:15 a.m. with Craig Whitt and Tenner Taddeo, both of whom shot 71, as well. In an unfortunate turn of events, Horenkamp will only be chasing Taylor and Talkington — and not current Siegel teammate Michael Wallace.After carding a round of 70, Wallace discovered that he accidentally played the wrong ball on hole No. 5. He was disqualified.“This is my first DQ I’ve ever had,” Wallace said. “It just couldn’t have come at a worse time.”On the par-4 fifth, Wallace hit his second shot from the fairway into some trees behind the green. Thinking it might have been out of bounds, he hit a provisional to be safe. Wallace eventually found his first ball and consulted the rule book to decide his next course of action.“I could have taken two club lengths or gone back to my original,” said Wallace, who ultimately played his provisional ball and carded a bogey. The rules state he would have actually had to go back to his spot in the fairway and hit another approach shot after he determined his ball in the woods was unplayable.“It was just a big misunderstanding,” he said. “I’m not mad, because it’s the rules. I didn’t do it right. “I’m just disappointed because I had a legitimate chance to qualify.”Oakland rising senior Lexus Keoninh had an off day and is tied for 20th after shooting a 5-over 77. Keoninh shot even par over his final 13 holes after starting 5-over through five. He triple-bogeyed No. 5 and had just two birdies all day.“I wasn’t really satisfied with (Tuesday’s) round at all,” said Keoninh, who will tee off at 8:30 a.m. today.The 16-year-old Keoninh said he hasn’t managed to avoid at least one big number per round of late.“Going back to all my rounds this year,” Keoninh said, “I’ve at least had a double bogey or a triple. It’s like a virus attached to me. It’s an omen or something. I can’t really think about that. I just tell myself ‘Play good, bounce back,’ and I kind of did for a while. “... But it’s golf. It’s a funny game.”Murfreesboro native Matt Emery, a rising senior at Chattanooga Baylor, shot 73 and is tied for ninth. Emery recently returned from right ankle surgery and was pleased after Tuesday’s round not just that he played so well through his injury, but that he was still in the hunt.“My goal is definitely top three right now,” said Emery, who tees off at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday. “This is my fourth year to try for this, and I just need to put two rounds together. ... This will be a big thing if I qualify.”Horenkamp feels the similarly, although playing in just his second Junior Am qualifying, he admits he’s in uncharted territory — near the top of the leaderboard playing for such a prestigious prize.“

I’m trying not to think of that,” Horenkamp said. “That’ll just make me nervous.”His main remedy for nerves so far has been his caddie, Matt Roberson, a fellow rising senior who is on the bowling team with Horenkamp in the winters.“(Roberson) was just out there cracking jokes the whole time,” Horenkamp said, “and that made it a lot easier.”— Roger Garfield, 615-278-5168

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Lauren said...

Hmmm...Matthew can't sit still...wonder where he gets THAT from??? :)