Mika Piltz is now 12 under par for the Mid Tour season having won at Vuosaari (73-69, -2) and at Pickala Park (71-72-68, -1) and "only" finishing 3rd at Meri-Teijo (74-71, +1) and has made 36 birdies and 2 eagles in his nine rounds of golf. This season he has simply been too good for the rest of the field.
I really enjoyed playing at Aulanko for the first time, I though that it was a very fair course, in good condition and also a very interesting one to play, it is slightly unusual in that it has five par fives and five par threes and never has more than two par four holes in a row so it has a quite refreshing variety in the challenges that you face during the round.
My golf was pretty solid all weekend, I felt like I was quite unlucky not to score lower on Saturday with a number of birdie putts which were definitely in the hole... until they performed some gravity defying tricks to lip out. On Sunday I really felt like I could make a low score but instead made some careless mistakes before getting back on track with some brilliant shots... my round of 74 included a lost ball, a missed 30cm tap in, two three putts, a 30m pitch which only moved 5m and a lay-up shot on a par 5 with a seven iron which went 50m left into the knee-high jungle. The round also included three 2's on the back nine and a lot of iron shots which were hit just exactly how I wanted to hit them.
I was happy with the way in which I was able to accept my misfortunes and stay calm and focused enough to recover from them in the following holes. I feel that the way I have been able to concentrate in the last couple of events is going to lead to some really good scores in the near future, if I can just keep doing what I have been doing.
Kauden ensimmäinen Midi kisa takana josta jäi vähän kaksijakoiset fiilikset. Oli pääasiassa hyvää lyömistä mutta jostain syystä en päässyt sinuiksi greeneihin koko aikana.
Greenit tuntuivat olevan hiukan erinopeuksisia ja muutamalla greenillä en yksinkertaisesti nähnyt mihin ne breikkaa.
Ekalla rundilla oli mahdollisuus painaa tulos seiskalla alkavaksi mutta tuli otettua esim. väylä 17 6:sta metristä kolme puttia ja tupla korttiin, vikalle metrin birkkuputti tuli työnnettyä oikealta ohi ja lisäksi parilla muulla greenillä tuli otettua 3 puttia.
Tokasta rundista jäi fiilis että ei saanut oikeen mitään aikaiseksi vaikka lyöminen oli edelleen hyvää, mutta jälleen parille väylälle tuli koomailtua pari tuplaa eikä tällä kertaa saanut käytettyä pari hyvää birkkupaikkaa hyväksi.