Fanny's Fantastic First Day

March 28, 2014

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UCF junior Fanny Cnops was granted an exemption to play in a professional event this weekend at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood. Cnops is playing -- and playing well -- in the IOA Classic. Cnops carded a roudn of even par Friday and is currently tied for 26th place.

Follow the action here with live scoring throughout the weekend.

She shares her thoughts about the first day of the tournament in this blog entry.

By Fanny Cnops

LONGWOOD, Fla. ( -- Today was a great day to play golf. The temperature was nice and there was a little breeze. My tee time was at 2.10 p.m., so I had a lot of time to do treatment on my wrist and to get ready for my first round.

I was very calm during the whole day, until five minutes before my first shot. My heart started racing and my first two holes were definitely played with some nerves. Then, I started feeling comfortable on the course and the nerves completely disappeared.

I started my day with a great birdie and had three more on my front nine. I was hitting the ball well and not making too many mistakes. My last six holes were a little rough. I had some little mistakes that cost me four bogeys.

Overall I am very happy with the way I was hitting the ball. I stuck to my game plan and was confident with my decisions on the course. I am here to gain experience and embrace the opportunity. I definitely enjoyed my day and am very thankful for my coaches and teammates that cheered for me.

Tomorrow is another day to do my best and to have fun.



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