« on: August 15, 2012, 07:37:48 pm »
Being that I won't be able to play am worlds next year, I am making the trek to Emporia this weekend for the Dynamic Discs open; just so I can see what I'll be missing next year (I'm getting married the same weekend - no way I'm missing that!). Anyway, I was looking through the field of those who are pre-registered and I saw something that baffled me.
The last advanced tournament I played was the Kansas City Wide Open. I've only played one tourney since, but I played Open and did somewhat decent. I felt that taking a tie for second in the KCWO in the advanced field was good enough reason to move up and challenge myself a bit more...I digress...but, the individual who won the KCWO in advanced (by 8, yes 8 strokes) is still playing advanced this upcoming weekend. I'm sure many of you know who I'm alluding to, but I did just a little quick digging...
5 first place finishes this year in advanced (4 second place finishes) & 14th in AM worlds. I didn't look at the scoring differential in anything else, but the KCWO was a blowout. 977 rated, and I would assume he will probably win this weekend in the advanced field. This doesn't affect me since I'm playing open, but I do feel a bit bad for those playing advanced. I mean, come on. I understand not wanting to cash before playing AM worlds next year IF it was going to be your first AM worlds or something to that effect. But it won't be for him!!! I don't know, this is probably just a meaningless rant and feel free to mark as read and move on. Again preaching to the choir here, but doesn't sandbagging just bug you too!?!?!