GOTHENBURG, Neb. — In the latest edition of Spencer vs. the Pro’s, Spencer Schubert dropped a shot against the competition as he trekked west to play the Par 4, 15th Hole at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg.
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“We’re back for another edition of Spencer vs. the Pro’s, and we’re back out west at Gothenburg,” Spencer said. “We’re at Wild Horse Golf Club, and I’m joined by the Head Pro Don Graham. Don, we’re on the Par-4, 15th this time around – tell me about the hole.”
“It’s a great little Par-4 – lots of bunkering, lots of trouble, but if you can avoid the trouble, it can be an easy birdie hole,” Graham said.
“And I understand there’s six bunkers out here?” Spencer asked.
“Six bunkers, that’s right,” Graham confirmed. “You’ve got to avoid those. That would be the key.”
“All right, six bunkers – I don’t like my chances. Let’s take a look,” Spencer joked.
After halving their previous hole, Graham still had the honors on the course, and he simply launched his tee shot – taking dead aim at the green. The muscled tee shot ended up just off the green to the left hand side.
Knowing he needed to answer in some capacity, Spencer sent his tee shot right down the middle of the fairway, but left himself a tough second shot as he would have to soar over a bunker guarding the front of the green and inherently the pin.
Spencer’s second shot was respectable, but it put him on the back edge of the green. As for Don’s putt for eagle, it came up just short, allowing him an easy tap-in for birdie.
Spencer needed to drain a long putt to keep up with Graham, but he just couldn’t get it to fall, forcing him to settle for a par.
“I certainly didn’t make it easy on myself, but I escape with a par, but I do still lose this hole as you get a birdie Don,” Spencer said. “A beautiful hole by you. How do you think we played?”
“Well, we played it just fantastically,” Graham said. “You had a great drive. It was unfortunate you got in behind that bunker. You had about an impossible chip shot, but you did pretty well to get it up close to the green and get away with par. I fortunately enough hit it left enough and didn’t have to deal with that bunker and was able to get it up and down for a birdie.”
“Not only was his drive about 300 yards, I think my hole was saved by a bunker rake that stopped it from going into the bunker, so that does do it for another edition of Spencer vs. the Pros,” Spencer said.
After weeks of no movement on the leaderboard, Spencer officially finds himself down a stroke with just four holes to go. On Sunday, August 5 Spencer will be making his way closer to home to play Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island.
Make sure to tune in for that!