The above picture is one of my favorites: the majestice Mid-Pines Resort and Kyle's tee shot on
the last day, the last hole of the tournament.
Last year, Boys 7 played the Front 9 of the Mid-Pines GC and this year, Boys 8 returned to the Back 9. We were able to dodge
the rain that hit on the first round but the heat and humidity were unrelenting. The water, gatorade and umbrellas were
everywhere. Kyle was wearing mostly white each day in effort to keep cool and even Paul had started wearing a hat.
It looked to be a closely contested Championship
this year. On the first day, one golfer had the lead with 35, 7 were in with a 37 and Kyle was tied with 10 others at 38.
After round two, three golfers were tied with 37-35 and Kyle was one stroke back, tied with last year's winner, Galven Green.
So, for the
final round, Kyle was in the second to the last group, teeing off at 1:35, with Solomon Thompson (New York) and Galven (Malaysia).
He bogeyed the first hole but settled down to play par golf until the 7th hole when he got his first birdie of the round putting
him just one stroke behind Galven, last year's winner. Galven had made his birdie early in the match but bogeyed the
7th hole and both boys made pars on the last hole - meaning they finished tied with a 36. The scorecard playoff looked
at the last 6 holes and Kyle was awarded 2nd place.