Wood, Mills finish in middle of pack

It was just a bad three days of golf for Steve Wood and Glen Mills.
The professionals at Kitchen Creek both shot well below what they expected at the MPGA Championships at the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club, which began Monday and wrapped up yesterday.
Mills shot a collective score of 237 (81-75-81) to place 27th out of the 75 professionals who were there while Wood wound up 32nd with a total score of 240 (84-79-77).
“The expectations were quite a bit higher than where we both finished, but it was three days that you just hope don’t come at that point of time and unfortunately they did,” said Wood.
“It happens from time to time where you get a bad stretch of golf and I just wasn’t playing good those three days,” he added.
Mills could not be reached for comment prior to press time today.
It’s not like Wood and Mills finished in the middle of the pack to a bunch of mediocre golfers. The winner was Dean North, a former Canadian professional, who carded a 214 (71-72-71).
“There are a lot of good players and a lot of guys that used to play on professional tours,” Wood noted.
But their scores were surprising considering their showing at the Wilson Pro-Assistant Tournament the previous week at the Hecla Golf Resort north of Winnipeg, where Wood and Mills finished in second place out of the 24 teams.
But that’s golf, said Wood, noting a good round shot one day can be disastrous the next.
“You learn from every round of golf you play, and you just hope you can take all the right things at the right time and apply them,” reasoned Wood, who has competed at the MPGA for the past seven years, with his best finish being seventh place two years ago.
Wood now will focus his sights on the Canadian Buick Scramble Championships, which are being held Aug. 21 at the Battlefield Golf Course that is part of the Quarry Oaks.
The foursome from Kitchen Creek competing there are Andy Crook, Jon Dupuis, Bill Moody, and Alton Pollard.