The squad put up a
less-than-impressive 3 under par, a full 9 strokes off last year's
pace. Tournament organizer Tim Beebe put Dooley in the first
flight this year as if to say, "OK men, let's see how you perform
against the big boys." Well - the team did not step up,
including posting two bogies late in the day.
So what happened? The biggest
disappointment was probably on the approach shots and the putting.
The team had several 15-20 footers that didn't drop for them on the
putting surface. But you need to be closer than that and of
course drain those birdies. The team was put in great position
on most holes with solid drives by Kelley Kuehne and Brian Lewis,
but just didn't get in the hole early enough.
The poor score didn't stop the squad
from washing down their steak and tators with a few John Daly's at
the course afterwards, and obviously at the Mayfair Bar into the evening.
A call was even made to former teammate Scott Muldrow once the DJ
lit up the crowd with a little, "Pour Some Sugar on Me.".
Thoughts now turn to next year, as by then the hangover from 2004
will have worn off, as well as the respect earned from 2003.
2003 Beebe Open: Beebe Bronze
2002 Beebe Open: Lewis joins team and
2001 Beebe Open: Mudbowl turns the dance floor