The second round was interesting. The temperature was in the low 40s with some wind. I played the front nine seven over par and I did it in about an hour. I started the back nine behind two groups of three players. Fortunately they played at a good pace.
10th: I hit a crappy drive into the wind that went right. My second shot was short of the green. I chipped on and made a decent length putt to save par.
11th: A par 3, I hit it short into the water. I took a drop and chipped onto the green. I had about a 10 footer and somehow made it to save bogey.
12th: I hit a decent drive that hit the fairway but rolled off. Luckily, the ball stopped short of a pond. My approach shot was about 140 yards out and I got it on the green. I had a decent look at birdie but only managed a par.
13th: I hit a good drive but my second shot was weak. I left myself with a 40 yard sand wedge. I got it on the green and made a 12 footer. Pure luck.
14th: A par 5, I hit a terrible drive. The ball ended up between some trees. But since it was a par 5, I hit an 8 iron back into the fairway to setup my third shot. It worked out well and I was left with a 140 yard third shot. I got it on the green and two putted for a respectable par.
15th: I had a good drive but messed up my second shot. I hit it 5 yards short of the green which resulted in the ball rolling down into a bunker. Miraculously, I hit my best shot of the day from the bunker. I tapped it in for an unlikely par.
16th: A par 3, I hit my 5 iron poorly. It resulted in another bunker shot. This time, there was no miracle as the ball rolled over the green. I putted onto the green and left myself with a long put for bogey. To my surprised, I rolled it in. After all that, I was still only two over thru 7 holes.
17th: Next up was the number one handicap hole. To make matters worse, the 403 yard par 4 was playing into the wind. I hit a good drive but the wind knocked it down. I pulled out my 3 wood since I was 220 yards out. I didn't catch it flush and it ended up short right. I got on the green but was left with a long putt. There was a ridge near the hole and I missed it on the wrong side. I ended up with a double bogey because of the three putt.
18th: Here I was +4 with one hole to go. The back nine is a par 35. So I had a chance to shoot in the 30s with a par. I pulled out my driver and proceeded to slice it into the trees. I found the ball but had to take an unplayable lie. I hit an 8 iron across the water and onto the front of the green. I had a long putt to save par.
I didn't make it and ended up with a 40.
I was disappointed I didn't shoot a 39. But I did get very lucky to even be in a position to shoot a 40. I one putted on five holes and four of those were 8 to 12 footers. By the end of the round, my score was 40 and so was the temperature. Even with the cold, it was an enjoyable round.