Date: 20th - 23rd September 2012
It was nice to have a week at home. I had a chance to sharpen up on a few things before Tenerife. I was feeling quietly confident about all aspects of my game and I couldn't wait to get back out there.
Sahra and I left at 3am to Gatwick. It was a long 4hr flight, especially when you fail to catch up on any sleep. Arriving to warmth certainly made up for it. Once we'd found our apartment for the week, we collapsed for an hour before heading to the course for some practice. It was also an opportunity for Jake (my new caddy for the week) to watch me hit a few shots.
One thing that was very difficult at Las Americas were the greens. You think the grain and the slope are doing one thing, and it does completely the opposite! So I spent a few hours just trying to get used to that.
My first two rounds didn't have a lot wrong with them, I made 9 birdies in total, I had 1 bad break on the 14th in the 1st round but all in all, I was playing solid golf despite the humid conditions. Jake and I were working really well together and most importantly having a lot of fun too. I was really pleased, I was back on track and in a good position going into the weekend.
I had been drawn with Mel Reid, who I hadn't played with since we were both amateurs, over 5 years ago. It was nice to be able to compare my game with one of England's top players. Apart from length, there wasn't a lot of difference, I just had a frustrating day on the greens.
I was determined to finish strong on Sunday and climb that leaderboard. Despite the tricky wind, I played well, like I had all week, got some putts to drop and minimised the mistakes to finish with a 70 (-2). It was my highest finish to date and I was chuffed to bits. :)