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MGAWC22

11 Baltimore Medios ventured to cool and breezy Las Vegas to try their best to capture the World Championship. After the disappointment in the standings of 2018, they were taking a different approach in hopes of winning some hardware.

MGAWC22 edition-

11 Baltimore Medios ventured to cool and breezy Las Vegas to try their best to capture the World Championship. After the disappointment in the standings of 2018, they were taking a different approach in hopes of winning some hardware.

The problem would be the strokes most of the team was carrying and low scores would be needed to off set those handicaps. Spirits and attitudes were almost as high as our Chapter Leader was most of the week.

3 B-More Medios were trying their hand at the Born Hary tournament with George set to take all the prizes since there would be “like only 20ish people competing in closest to the pin and long drive”. Unfortunately for the longest hitter in the chapter, not even he could out distance himself from the smallish field to bring back any gold. When the scores were tallied the Baltimore trio of George, Chad, and Will all fell short of the top 16 to qualify for next years World Championships. They all however were able to finish in the top 100 of the tournament with George’s 191 giving Baltimore a Top 20 finish. 

The other 9 were across town at the Revere Golf Courses hoping for some better luck in a packed field of 280+ Medios from around the world. After day 1 Baltimore's resident hungover golfer Eric came in with a low 82 that netted a 92 after his 10 strokes were added. With Mark’s 88 net 95, and Noah, Walt, Chucks net 97s, the chapter looked to have a chance to compete for the Chapter Cup with good rounds on day 2. 

Surprisingly, Noah, Chuck, and Walt would be paired together for day 2 and the nerves of golfing with new people were thrown out the door. With the comfort of golfing with people he knew, Noah was able to come in with a solid 84 net 86 on day 2 to shoot up the leaderboard for a t13 finish and in the money. Mark played well and improved on the previous day with a 87 net 94. Walter stayed consistent with another 95 net 97 to round out the top 3 Baltimore finishers for the cup. Baltimore finished at 10th place in the Chapter’s Cup which one could say is blamed totally on Eric because #EricSucks!

What happened to Eric’s score?? Well the world may never know as it turns out he left the card with his playing partners as he rushed right over to try his luck and the big dick contest aka Long drive. Apparently the card was not turned in so there is no proof of his 100+ score that he shot. Personally, this reporter thinks it was thrown out on purpose to save face from the embarrassment of shooting a high score after an early bedtime and few drinks the night before to “do it differently this year”. Just saying when he was throwing up the morning before and feeling like death he shot 82. 

At the end of the day, 5 of the 8 Bmore Medios finished in the top 100 as Ryan and Bernard both improved to shoot 90s on day 2 for a tie with 195s at 91st place. Walter was 1 better at 194 80th place. Mark 189 for 46th place. And Noah's 183 was good enough for 13th. George and Mark were the only ones to stay under 90 both days if you are looking for moral victories. And Noah brought home a kinda smallish big check for .05 cents to add to his yearly earnings. 

Golf aside everyone had a blast and made it home in one piece. Talks of a return trip to Worlds in 2024 are in the makings. What this reporter has learned from this trip is that Baltimore needs to “Be More” mediocre and drop some strokes before the next trip if they want a chance to compete for more gold.