With the opportunity to compete against teams like NC State, UConn, Louisville, Middle Tennessee St, Army, Navy, and more, we had a terrific weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina. The team that I had representing Valpo this past weekend was Kyle Henning, Brad Winters, Josh Kalita, Thomas Wettstein, and Andy Webb. I was very proud of the performance by the guys, especially with the course clocking-in at 7,300 yards+, greens running at or above a 12, and an impressive tournament field. We felt very comfortable playing the Lonnie Poole G.C. that we had never seen before, along with Bermuda greens, and 20 mph winds both days. The temperature was hovering around 80 all weekend, and we posted a 309 on Saturday and a 298 on Sunday. I’ve been very pleased with the improvement of team scores each round, this entire year, finishing the tournaments as strong as we can.
It was fun to fly from Chicago to Raleigh, rent a brand new Suburban to get us to the course, and enjoy some good meals in downtown Raleigh. For future reference, The Pit restaurant in downtown Raleigh has some of the best BBQ that we have tasted, in a long time! I might suggest the pulled BBQ and beef brisket combo, on your next visit to Raleigh, NC!