French International Ladies Amateur Championship
Disappointment. That is the feeling in the wake of the French International Ladies Amateur Championship, certainly my last amateur event. It was important to me to end on a good note at such a great tournament on a beautiful course. Although I am still an amateur, I prepared myself like a professional as well as I could. I played the course twice before the official practice round, did a great yardage book and became acquainted with the golf course. Unfortunately, golf is surprising and as Arnold Palmer said “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” I shot 74-75 the first two days to make the cut (top 36 of the 96 players advanced to the last two rounds). Then, despite a pretty good 73 on Sunday afternoon, 79 in the morning prevented me from climbing up the leaderboard and I finished 34th. My putting cost me a lot this week whereas it usually is a strength. I have two weeks ahead of me to work hard and be ready for the Ladies European Tour pre-qualifier. Let's make it count!