Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 2)
Its been a busy couple of weeks for me here in Florida! I played in the Dixie Amateur in Coral Springs, Fla., and finished up with the Harder Hall in Sebring, FL. I have three more tournaments in Florida, but I just wanted to share a little about my time here so far!
Starting out at the Dixie Amateur was a great experience. There were a lot of great college players as well as junior golfers who played in the event. I had the opportunity to play with some really nice girls who gave me some good advice about playing college golf (for a team and as an individual) and also how much fun theyʼve had playing in a team atmosphere. I shot 74-73-73-74 294 (+6) for a 24th place finish. I definitely didnʼt play my best, but I took away some positives and also it helped me realize what I need to work on. The last day I hit 16 greens, but had 36 putts and shot 74 so my putting was not the strongest part of my game that week.
After the Dixie, my mom, Taylor and I drove to the Harder Hall in Sebring Fla. The tournament started the next day so we did not get a practice round. We stayed with a great host family. The Mason's were wonderful and made us feel comfortable and very welcome. After fog delays, we got all 4 rounds in without a problem. I played better thanks to some extra practice on the putting green. I shot 73-70-72-71 (286) -2 and finished fourth. I was four shots off the winner (Erica Popson) who played great coming down the stretch the last day.
I am already working on a plan for the spring to spend even more time in the gym. I am 40+ yards behind the long hitters off the tee. I have put a lot of work into staying in shape already, but I have got to get stronger and longer to compete at the college level.
Taylor left to go back to Clemson this week and I am going to miss her a lot. It has been like old times having her and Shannon Aubert to play with everyday. Shannon lived with me for over two years and we are all like sisters. Our families got to know each other though junior golf when I was just 9-years-old. Most of the time it seems like we are one big family because we all go through good and bad times together, helping each other whenever we can.
I am playing a few more tournaments here in Florida so I will let you all know how I am doing! Hopefully I will have some good results to report from the next few tournaments.
“You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”-Michael Phelps