Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach National

Day 3 came and we played two courses at Myrtle Beach National: the South and West.  The weather held out nicely, with a morning haze and steady breeze keeping it a lot cooler than yesterday.  It got hot and sunny in the early afternoon, but the big clouds came through — no rain — but it kept the temperature moderate.

The combination of the temperature and easier course slope rating was welcomed on both fronts.  And it translated favorably on the scorecard, too.  I played the South with a pair of 43s for an 86 total, with a sand-save birdie.  The West went even better with a 41-40 for 81, with a tap-in birdie and only 28 total putts.