Great news for a Craughwell AC athlete in a slightly alternative athletics event! Rob Hogan had an incredible round yesterday – shooting an awesome 77 in 39.31 minutes, an unbelievable performance and a big pb of 116 for him, if I’m not mistaken. His Golf score was the second lowest of the day, and his time was the fastest by almost 5 minutes – Olympic Silver Medallist Nick Willis coming closest with 44 mins. The shortest point to point distance for 18 holes on Bandon Dunes is over 6k – imagine running that in 39 minutes carrying your own clubs and stopping 77 times to hit the ball along the way – incredible stuff. Bernard Lagat is having a tough time in 25th place, but it’s the golf that’s letting him down – he shot 118 in 59 mins, which is 30 seconds per shot – the same hit rate as Rob.
Even though he’s off to a dream start, it’s only half way and anything can happen. You can watch the tournament live on:
It resumes around 4pm irish time.