Digital scoreboards keep fans abreast of action around Dalhousie

Friday, July 3, 2009
Trent Hillis drives off the first tee Thursday. (Fred Lynch)

A couple of new additions made their way onto the course at Dalhousie Golf Club.

Two electronic scoreboards have been placed on hole Nos. 8 and 18 to help keep fans abreast of the action. The scoreboards were brought in by the AJGA for this week's Rolex Tournament of Champions.

"It's a standard of ours that at all our invitationals we have a live scoreboard," AJGA tournament director Andrew Greenfield said.

After the scores are radioed in to scoring central, they are entered into a computer system that connects to the live scoring on the AJGA's Web site. The scores then are posted on the electronic scoreboards.

All of this takes only a minute and allows the golfers to keep an eye on the competition.

"This is great for the kids," Greenfield said. "They continuously know where they stand."

The scoreboards are rented out by DigiScore, and the average price to rent them is around $2,500 a day.

Hillis misses cut

Poplar Bluff's Trent Hillis, the lone player from the area, finished tied for 76th after two rounds.

Hillis opened the tournament with a rough stretch, posting bogeys on four of his first five holes Wednesday. But he played his last nine holes in even par for a 78.

Hillis struggled on the front nine during his round Thursday. He finished the front nine in 10-over par, but scored two birdies on the back nine for an 81.

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