We saw plenty of great play on Fox Run today, with three players shooting impressive rounds at 11 under par. Pile of top of that Grady Shue’s Ace on the 305 foot hole 4 and you’ve got a great day of tournament golf. As with yesterday I caught up with our leader, Nate Doss, to hear what he had to say about the round.
ZP: “Nate Doss. 11 down. Holding the lead. How’d the round go?”
Nate: “It was one of those funny rounds. Standing on the first tee it was one of those days you feel like, as a golfer you just dream of…I knew, wow, today’s gonna have to go low. Put all the OB lines out of your mind, and look at the pins. Look at the middles of those fairways and give yourself opportunities. ‘Course I never knew that I would nail three big long putts.”
ZP: How are you feeling about the week?
Nate: I’m super happy with where I am…This is a long tournament and you got the best players breathing down your back. I’ve been playing here a lot and I really love playing here so I’m looking forward to the week. Hopefully I can stay in position and have an opportunity come Saturday. Maybe it will come together this week but if not I’m looking forward to the battle.
ZP: Anything out there that you were looking to get today that you missed?
Nate: I would’ve like to make that putt on 18. I think that’s the last time I’m gonna mention that. When you miss putts like that, you give them a little bit of opportunity to say ‘ok wow I did miss those, I shouldn’t have, it’s okay I made some extra ones that made up for that.’ 18 was right there for the taking.
ZP How do you like playing with the folks on your card tomorrow?
Nate: Love em’ all. Always great to have a guy like Ricky. Undefeated here. He’s gonna be the barometer. It’s always difficult to follow up a course record round. what are you gonna do the next time? Are you comparing it to the previous time you played it? I’m gonna try my darndest to not to that – go out let the round come to me. Just see what happens.
I absolutely love talking disc with Nate, as a three time world champ, his gems of wisdom are always great to hold onto. His perspective is obviously showing on the course too – Nate is leading the entire field for birdies (67%), circle 2 putts (86%), and scramble (100%) – one of only a handful of players to be playing clean, bogey free golf for two days. If you are looking for more in depth stats on today’s round always make sure to check out our live scoring and statistics on UDiscLive .
Here we are folks, two days in and two to go. Tomorrow we’re headed back over to Brewster Ridge, keeping our pros on their toes and changing up the style of play. Our leaders have already shown us that they can play hot on either course, so now, the question is consistency. Check back tomorrow evening to see who keeps their lines tights and their putts on point as we continue to day three of Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship.