Saturday, October 27

Luke Swilor's Q School Diary: Stage 1, Day 4

(Photo courtesy of Luke Swilor)

Canadian Tour player Luke Swilor's second PGA Tour Q School run ended yesterday at Stage 1 at Dayton Valley Country Club in Dayton, Nevada. Following is Luke's final diary entry.

Stage 1, Day 4

The weather starting the day was perfect to make a comeback: cold and windy. I was feeling good about the day, and I hit two good shots into 10 (my first). Missing the six-foot birdie putt was a sign of things to come.

I then hit a good drive on the par-five 11th, but failed to make birdie. Bogey, bogey, double on the next three pretty much took me out of the game.

I tried to keep my chin up the rest of the way in. After such a bad stretch of holes, that can be tough, especially realizing what was lost. I managed to play decent on the front nine, but still ended with a 76.

The other scores showed just how perfect a day it was to make up ground. The qualifying number actually came down two shots, and ended up at -5.

The opportunity was there, but I didn't take it.

So here we are. It really is crushing to go home after a week like this. Really tough. There are a lot of good players who go home every year with this same feeling.

Getting over this can only make me tougher, but still...

Next year.

−Luke Swilor

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


Lancer said...

At least he gave it his best shot. Interesting reading, and shows how hard it is just to make it to the PGA tour. I hope he keeps on hacking.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Your game definitely has to be on at the right time. And the pressure is unimaginable. Luke will be back.