Filipino ace Angelo Que made a remarkable start at his maiden major tournament at the 137th British Open Golf championships last night (RP Time).
After opening with a bogey with the jitters I suppose, he evened the next two holes and found himself sharing the leaderboard at No. 8. Even for just this brief moment, he was in the Top 10!
As it was past midnight, I went to bed with a happy smile with this in my dream:
I woke up this morning feeling even happier. Angelo Que survived the cold, wet and windy playing condition at the Royal Birkdale. He finished at 6 over for 76 with late birdies on Holes No. 15, 17 and 18. The worst scores were 15 over. My hats off!
He is 7 strokes off the leaders and is tied at 74th place in the upper half of the 154-man field. He is in the company of 1989 champion Mark Calcavecchia and is better than four other past titleholders. 1997 champ Justin Leonard was at 77, 2003 winner Ben Curtis was at 78, 1995 titleholder John Daly and 2002 champion Ernie Els were at 80. Sandy Lyle, winner in 1985, retired after only 10 holes.
He is also better than other notables like Phil Mickelson who had a 79 and Vijay Singh who had an 80.
Angelo Que had 3 birdies, seven pars, seven bogeys and 1 double bogey. I hope he can play better today to make the cut and swing his way to Pinoy golf glory.