Round 1 Recap
Less than ideal conditions to start the club championship to say the least. By some miracle, 49 players participated in the Tuesday League, but only 13 had the guts to sign up for the Club Championship.
Reed Bacchiocchi has a substantial 5 stroke lead after the first round. After a bogey on 1, he settled into a string of pars and a birdie on 6 to play the front nine in even par. After a bogey on 11, he birdied 13, 14, and 16 to finish his round in a 1 under par 60.
In second place, George Costa made 4 birdies on his round but took a 7 on the fourth hole and a double bogey on 18 to derail what could have been a great round to finish at 65.
Defending champion Mike Sullivan rounded out the top 3 with a birdie-free and double bogey free round of 68 that he wasn’t particularly excited about. Those three players will the last group off the tee on Saturday morning at 8:30.
On the net side, it’s still very much up in the air. With Reed and George focused on the gross I’m sure, there is a log jam of 3 players at 63 and another 3 at 64 all within easy striking range.
Colin Dillon hit his tee shot on 15 to four feet and made the easy eagle putt, but that was about the only highlight from his round.