Monday, September 24, 2007

Notes from 49ers' golf win

More from Charlotte golf coach Jamie Green on the 49ers’ win at Sunday’s PING/GolfWeek Preview at Purdue, host of the 2008 NCAA championships:
"This is as elite an event as there is. That being said, once you’re here, everbody’s tied. Everybody has the same opportunity. To be able to test yourselves against this field and come away with a win. It’s a good time to have a win. Against this field, on this golf course – that’s what you practice for. It’s as elite as it gets and we will play in some other events that have similar fields in the spring, that are based on your success, and those will be elite events as well.
"Everybody’s good enough to know they can make a birdie on any hole they play. I think there was an excitement level that this team has grown accustomed to. There’s something about the personality and how they approach it that is pretty special.
"It was really a challenging golf course (note the high scores of many opponents). The golf course doesn’t lend itself to easy birdies. You’ve really got to hit good shots and be consistent, and to get off to that fast start was really a confidence builder."
On medalist Stefan Wiedergruen: "He shoots 30 on the front nine and doesn’t two-putt a green until No. 9. Through 10 holes, he had 11 putts. Anytime you do that, you’re going to shoot pretty a pretty good number."
On Jonas Enander Hedin finishing second: "Can’t say enough about Jonas. He goes up against two of the best players in the country, who are coming back from Walker Cup play and he goes toe-to-toe with them, and the only guy that beats him is a teammate who catches him from behind. It’s such a good golf course. It says a lot about Stefan’s and Jonas’ performances and what type of players they are to finish 1-2 and shoot under par in all three rounds."


King Leonidas said...

These Niners do it the old fashioned way...they eaaarrrnn it!

Anonymous said...

Go Niners! This is awesome! Congrats and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

And, now they are #1.