Natalie Srinavasan is proof that attitude is everything. On a day that was most often described as cold and damp, Natalie described it as great. Interviewing her after the round was a delight. She loved the course, was happy with the way she played and was just as excited to talk about the other two players she was paired with.
On the business side of things, Srinavasan carded four birdies, one bogey and a pair of double bogies. To here the high sophomore describe it, it was just an “average round.”
Aaron Terrazas took a different approach to Heron Point with similar results to co-leader Andrew Orischak. He told his coach before the round he was going play aggressively today. The normally conservative player felt like he had to “get some birdies” in order to compensate for the expected trouble found at Heron Point. Aaron, a high school junior, started his round on the 10th. He managed three birdies to just one bogie and an opening nine two-under-par 34.
The front, as it did not most of the field, played harder for Terrzas. He picked up a couple bogies but finished strong with a birdie on his final hole. Terrazas feels good about his position going into tomorrow’s final round.
Islander Andrew Orischak used local knowledge and discipline to pick up a share of the lead at the 2014 Sea Pines Junior Heritage. He shares the boys’ division lead with Aaron Terrazas of Veracruz. Both players carding opening round one-under-par 71s. The girls’ division is lead by Natalie Srinavasan of Spartanburg, SC and Ana Paula Valdez of Morelia, Mexico
Unlike most of the field, Orischak has played both courses multiple times. That makes him very comfortable on both. More interesting is the way he plans his way around the course and notes how to play each hole. Orischeak keeps notes on the course he plays and take special care to not those places to avoid.
Today was a good day in part because he stayed away from all bout one of his ‘avoid’ places. That was behind the green on the 4th. Fortunately he was able to get up-and-down anyway for par.