Joy Trotter, former standout at UCI Irvine, playing in her first Cactus Tour event in Mesa, Arizona, shot an opening round 71 and is in a tie for second place behind Jennifer Johnson who is the leader at 69. Joy told her coach, George Pinnell, “I should have posted a 67 because I missed several 8 footer’s for birdie and then I got careless on 15 and missed a tap in from about a foot and a half.” Trotter went on to say, “I was paired with Jennifer and we were both tied most of the day at -3. I just did not “finish” my round like you coach me to.”
The Cactus Tour event is being played at the beautiful Encanterra Golf Club, in Mesa, Arizona.
Joy has “tour caddy”, Jim Trotter on her bag this week.