Finishing one stroke behind Eaton-Jackson at 5-under-par (67) is Perry Swenson Livonius of Charlotte, N.C. Like Eaton-Jackson, Swenson Livonius came into the Harrisburg tournament with a new approach. However, hers was lack of sleep. Following last week's tournament in Syracuse, N.Y., Swenson Livonius flew out-of-state for a pro-am, which featured the rock band KISS, before flying into to Harrisburg for a pro-am on Thursday.
"I'm totally exhausted having been up for two days, but it was pretty sweet," admitted Swenson Livonius, who finished second individually at the 2004 and 2005 Big 12 Championships while at the University of Texas-Austin. "I think I took a lot of pressure off myself because I haven't had to grind it out the last few days like everyone else."
Swenson Livonius carded three birdies and one three-putt bogey on the front nine, which she followed with four birdies and one "frustrating" bogey on the back. It was after that bogey that Swenson Livonius noticed a leaderboard on the course that had her at 5-under instead of 4-under, which gave her motivation for a birdie on 18. She hit her shot to about 35 feet, straight downhill.
"After 17, I was having some negative thoughts," said Swenson Livonius. "Then I saw the leaderboard and I told my caddie, 'Let's make this putt so they don't have to change it'. And it went in." www.duramedfuturestour.com
Today was he first round here in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvannia Classic! Since I just got back from my trip to Portland, I am very lacking on some sleep! However, for some reason everything just seemed so easy today! I'm hoping that it continues onto tomorrow!
The funny thing is- I passed a leaderboard on 15 tee that had me at the top as LIVONIUS! Then when I got to the 18th hole, the leaderboard had me as SWENSON! Haha! Its like I'm playing as two different people! Maybe I can somehow finagle a First and Second place finish and play as both!!!!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Just wanted to share a quick photo I got today from Portland! It was such an incredible week and made so many new friends! My pro-am group was the greatest! I haven't had that much fun on the golf course in a really long time...and I played AWESOME! Maybe I found something new!!!!
I'll post the rest of the pictures as soon as I get them! Trust me, there are some funny ones for sure!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Its already been a very long day! After finishing up my final round at the Alliance Championship in Syracuse, NY... I headed straight to the airport for Portland, Oregon! I am so excited to play in Tommy Thayer's Legends Golf Classic! Its almost 5am in the morning east coast time and I have to wake up in only a few short hours to play golf, therefore, I'll explain later!
I love KISS and was met by Tommy Thayer at the front desk of the hotel! They had just finished a charity concert and silent auction out at the golf course! I was pretty hungry after 8 hours of flying, so I was pretty excited to find so many awesome goodies waiting for me in my room! I polished off a bag of beef jerky and a chocolate bar! I am super excited about my new FLIP High Def video camera though!!!! I've been wanting one forever! Now, time for bed!
Better not get used to this VIP treatment, bc its back to the real world on Tuesday! Etched wine glasses, bottle of wine, FLIP HD video camera, Oakleys, Nike Gear, and lots of snacks!!!!!