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Par-5 #8 hole. Drive was a push-fade that ended up in right hand rough. The contour of the landing area for this hole is sloped right to left, and it is more extreme in the rough down the right side. Had about 200+ yds to the front of the green, decent lie, but on a sidehill with the ball about 6-8 inches above my feet. Decided to go for the green with 3h. Had to choke down almost to the bottom of the grip. Hit the ball just about as flush as possible given the lie and my ability. Split the two front greenside bunkers, landed just short of the green and rolled on leaving about a 20-25 foot eagle putt (which I didn't make).

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