The whole week was something I will remember forever. My dad and I teamed up with the Neisen family (parents Chris & Angie, my Husker teammate Steffi, and 16-year old sister Mackenzie) from the start. We played a practice round together early Saturday morning then headed out to Akron to watch the world's best take on Firestone at the WGC tournament. We saw Tiger and Adam Scott on the range, watched Bubba hit driver, 8-iron to make birdie on the 667 yd 16th hole, met Butch Harmon, and saw nearly all of our other favorite players. It was my first ever PGA tour event and believe me when I say I was in Heaven.
There was another practice round Sunday, a fabulous players' dinner, and then an early first-round tee time Monday morning. My rounds Monday and Tuesday were a little frustrating due to the lack of birdies, but I made some great par saves and scraped it around pretty well given the lengthy yardage. I had no idea I was riding the cut line Tuesday afternoon. After finishing, I was told that the 14 other girls at +5 had been praying I'd make a bogey down the stretch so there wouldn't be a playoff.... Well, sorry girls :) I played my final 11 holes at level par, forcing the 15-for-14 playoff. I made a very solid par on the playoff hole and was in to the big dance.