I’ve posted a couple of Troy Kelly updates on The Stark Truth,
but the Wide World of Kitsap Sports is where we’re featuring local
athletes who have made it to next level, so to speak.
A lot of people have gone on record as saying that the Central
Kitsap grad has what it takes to do well on the PGA Tour,
and the 30-year-old Kelly is proving them right. He
just made a 23-foot birdie putt on No. 12 to move to 3-under for
the day and 2-under for the tourament. He’s tied for 14th overall
with six holes left today.
Here’s a link to a column I wrote earlier this week. Kelly’s
former college coach at the UW, O.D. Vincent, and his agent, Rick
Fehr, weigh in on Kelly’s chances for success.
Here’s my earlier posts on The Stark Truth. If you want to
follow his round, shot-by-shot, make sure you click on the link
UPDATE: 1:14 p.m. Kelly birdied No. 17 and made par on No. 18
for a 2-under 33. He’ s now 1-under for the tournament and tied for
26th. The projected cut number is +1.
Troy Kelly got off to a good start in his second round at the
Sony Open in Hawaii. Playing the back nine first,
he bombed his drive 315 yards on par-4 10th hole. It landed in
a greenside bunker, but teh Central Kitsap grad blasted
out of the sand and made an 18-foot putt for birdie.
That put Kelly at even for the touranment — he shot a 1-over 71
on Thursday. And he’s still even after four straight pars.
Today’s technology is truly remarkable. If you want to follow
Kelly’s round, go to the PGA Tour’s web site. Click here and it’ll take
you to the leaderboard. Find Troy Kelly (Currently tied for
42nd) and you can follow his round, shot by shot if you wish.
As a type this, Kelly’s playing the 15th hole at the
Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. You’ll stumble acorss
up-to-date information like this:
|Play by Play for the Par 4, 398 yards 15th
Shot 1 282 yds to
left fairway, 101 yds to hole
Shot 2 103 yds to green, 7 ft to hole
While I was away, he two-putted for his
sixth straight par. Officially, it was reported like this:
Shot 3 putt 9 ft 3
in., 22 in. to hole
Shot 4 in the hole
We’ll check in with updates when we can,
although I do have a life. My dog’s looking at me like she really
needs to go on a walk. And I should hop on that treadmill. Maybe
Troy will gets some TV time on the Golf Channel (Ch. 70,
I’ll try to catch up with Troy later today
and we’ll have an update online and in Saturday’s print