(Photo courtesy of Luke Swilor)
Canadian Tour player Luke Swilor has begun his second PGA Tour Q School run with Stage 1 at Dayton Valley Country Club in Dayton, Nevada. Follow along as Luke provides his diary entries.
Stage 1, Day 2
My ball striking definitely came around today. There are still some issues, mainly with my 3-wood tee shots, but I’m now back to hitting some great iron shots. A lot of them, actually.
So I had the ball close to the hole quite often. I didn’t make any putts though. After three straight birdies on my front nine, I missed a short putt for par after a great chip. I didn’t hit a good putt, and I really wish I had that shot back.
On my back nine, I gave myself quite a few chances. I only converted one. I was hitting solid putts, but my reads were just a fraction off. Pretty frustrating to finally start hitting it good, and not being able to take advantage.
I made a really good up and down on 9 to end up with a -2 70. That leaves me at -1 after two days, with the qualifying number sitting at -4. So the final number is looking to be -7 or -8. The way I’ve started hitting the ball, that number is by no means too far off.
One more thing. I need to take advantage of the par 5’s the next two days. All four are reachable, but I’m only -1 on them with just one birdie. That is a leak I can’t afford anymore.
More Luke Swilor:
Q School Preview
My May interview with Luke
Luke on the Canadian Tour
His blog, Luke Swilor's Road to the Tour