Rainy Saturday at IOA Classic

March 29, 2014

UCF's Fanny Cnops poses with fellow Belgian (and Symetra Tour pro) Laura Gonzalez Escallon

UCF junior Fanny Cnops was granted an exemption to play in a professional event this weekend at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood. Cnops struggled a bit Saturday before the rain came and foced the postponement of the remainder of the second round.

Follow the action here with live scoring throughout the weekend.

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

By Fanny Cnops

LONGWOOD, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) -- I had to tee off at 8.40 a.m., so I woke up a lot earlier than yesterday. The feeling on the range wasn't bad and I felt ready for my second round in my first professional event.

I didn't have as many nerves as yesterday and felt in control on the first tee. I started with three pars but had a rough five holes after that. My irons weren't as solid as yesterday and my putting wasn't the way I wanted either. I was fighting hard, but my confidence was missing on some shots.

I told myself to have fun and really enjoy the opportunity. I started swinging with more confidence and the pars were coming back. It started raining when I was on my 14th hole and thunder came shortly after on my 15th hole. I managed to finish with a nice chip before the horn was blown to suspend play.

Teammate Kaitlyn Price has been Cnops' caddy this weekend.

They informed us that there was an update coming at around 3 p.m., so we had to wait for about three hours. Everybody went to the clubhouse and tried to seek shelter from the big storm. We had to keep ourselves busy, so we created some fun games inside.

We finally heard the news that there was no more golf for today and that we would resume our second round on Sunday at 10 a.m. I have three more holes to play, so I will fight to finish well.

The third round was moved to Monday, which I hope to play (the top 70 plus ties make the cut).

I would like to thank my coaches and some of my teammates who came to support me today. It's always great to have their support. 



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