Andrew Patipaksiri made a move on the final day of the Big West Conference Championship, to finish in a tie for 16th place. Andrew, who play’s for University of California, Riverside started the tournament with a pair of 77’s that put him into 30th place after 2 round’s. Andrew, in the final day of the 36 hole tournament fired a solid 71 at the difficult Mission Veijo Country Club in Mission Veijo, California. Andrew missed a n 8 foot par putt on his final hole to drop from 2 under par to finish with a 1 under 71.
His coach, George Pinnell who was there to watch his finishing hole asked Andrew, “what was the difference between the first 2 day’s and your final round of 71 today?” Andrew responded, “I think I tried to manage my game better today, and tried to hit the shot that was dictated to me by my position on the hole.” To Coach Pinnell, that was music to his ear’s. “Young player’s have a tendency to go for broke on every shot and that can lead to unintended consequence’s,” Pinnell said. Andrew is now convinced that he should play more on the course and a little less at the practice facility. A good lesson for all young player’s.