The 3rd NT event of the 2011 season is 2/3 rds of the way complete and sitting alone on top is Gateways own Nikko locastro.
Trailing by just 2 over Ken ” The Champ” Climo after a rainy first round, Nikko went on to card a 55 and move into first place by 3 strokes, over Derek Billings ( who had the low second rd of 53) and by 4 over Nate Doss (56). Ken fell off to a tie for 4th with his long time rival Barry ( “looking to f**k with Nikko every chance he gets”) Schults, after scoring a 62. Barry will be on the lead card by way of the better 2nd round,,, should be interesting today and possibly a bit too much tension for Billings with Nikko, Nate and Barrry Gunning for the “W”.
Dereks’ 53 was scored early in the day when the winds and rains were quite a bit less of a factor. Steady smart play, good course management with a great short game and solid putting with his trusty Wizards in the inclimate weather was the answer, as Nikko was the only one of the 4 to remain on the top card for todays final round. Bradley Williams who was in second fell back to the 3rd card, while Dion Arlyn and Will Shusterick are now 6 and 7 strokes back respectively.
Tee time is set for 1:00 pm in Athens Alabama with the weather looking much better,,,mostly clear skies, 63 degrees at tee off, but the winds will remain steady at 10 – 13 mph. NIkkos been working a bit more on his spin putt for times like these,,lets see if he can use that today to bring home this NT victory.