It’s Card of the Week time! The time where all numbers are good so long as they aren’t pars. Pars: the key to a boring card. Unless you have 18 of them, then we’ll talk. Anyway, after Steven Bowditch put up a week for the ages last week I was hoping that this week’s card would have a few less strokes on it. While the Copperhead Course proved to be a pretty brutal test for the majority of the field, amateur Lee McCoy managed to put together the best round of the weekend firing a five-under 66 on Saturday.
Although he’s playing his college golf at Georgia, Lee grew up on the grounds of Innisbrook and took full advantage of his sponsor’s exemption with a solo 4th place finish. While the card (below) is cool, it’s cooler seeing an am go head to head with many of the world’s best and merk some birds. After making the cut on the number, McCoy jumped straight into contention with seven of the good ones on Saturday (he led the field with 13 overall), climbing all the way to 4th by the end of Sunday’s round.
His moving day card started with a birdie at the par-5 first, but immediately stalled with five straight pars. Upset, Lee was heard telling his caddie that he’d probably have to birdie his next five for any shot at the CotW. He did this, tacking on another bird on 13 and bringing a seven-under round to the tough 16th. It was time to switch gears so the Bulldog put up a double, adding some spice to the already bird-heavy dish. A couple of pars sealed the round for McCoy, who is basking in the glow of his three-digit shop credit gift card as we speak.