New Ashburn was off to a shaky start coming out of an unusually long winter. as most course in this area suffered a little more winter kill than expected . Brian Gouthro (superintendent ) and crew managed to get the course back in game shape just in time for tournament .This past week I was asked if I'd like to help out setting up and trouble shooting equipment with my buddy Al ( mechanic ) .I was happy to get the opportunity to participate at the event again .
Outside the shop the lot is full of trailers needed for tournament and television crews .
Looking down #10 . #17 green behind where TV crew main building is set up .
Stands at #18
Approaching #18 green
Outside the shop door
We had to move this generator ....it was in the camera shot on #18 green
Score board ...1 of many around the course
Having two techs made quick work on setting up gear for next mow . Al had all the gear freshly ground a few days before we started .
Driving range tee and short game area .
A shot from service road of #2 fairway from mid area of #1 .
Weather is cooperating and course is knitting in very well and at a fast pace in the last few weeks .
Approaching #1 green
Some of the crew past and present dropped what they were doing to help out .
Fairways are cutting great .Actually everything is cutting great .
Mr. Brooks ... (assistant At the New Ashburn) One for you buddy .
Coming to the end of another long day . Guys are doing a great job. Course is looking great.
Looking back at #10 green and one of the 3 covered bridges .
Giant sponsor golf bag.
New Ashburn 2015 Nova Scotia Open .
The big show is over . Last evening to on call and adjusting machines . They had great conditions for play and the weather cooperated for a change .
Camera crews are packing up the gear and some towers are coming down . Great to see some of the guys but will be glad to be single shifting back at my home course .
The Links at Brunello .
Abraham Ancer Wins Nova Scotia Open
Abraham Ancer won the Nova Scotia Open on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Bronson Burgoon with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
The 24-year-old Ancer became the tour's fifth Mexican winner, following Keoke Cotner, Esteban Toledo, Alex Aragon and Carlos Ortiz. Ancer was born in Texas and has dual citizenship.
Ancer and Burgoon each birdied the par-4 18th in regulation to finish at 13-under 271 on Ashburn's New Course.
Ancer earned $117,000 to jump from 39th to fourth on the money list with $192,945. The formerUniversity of Oklahoma player tied for second in the Brazil Champions in March.
Burgoon is winless on the tour. The 28-year-old former Texas A&M player made $$70,200 to go from 43rd to 17th with $142,575.
Jason Allred, Travis Bertoni and D.H. Lee tied for third at 12 under. Allred shot a 64, Bertoni had a 68, and Lee a 69.
Stuart Appleby closed with a 68 to tie for 36th at 6 under in his first start since surgery to repair a herniated disk. The nine-time PGA Tour winner made his first appearance on the second-tier tour since 1995.