FOURTH FLIGHT: Clark Green d. Jasiel de Oliveira, 2 and 1
The streets of the Bull City are nothing compared to the mean greens at Hillandale, retired Durham Police Department officer Clark Green suggested after beating Jasiel de Oliveira 2 and 1 in the fourth flight.
Early on, de Oliveira was taking it to Green.
Green, 51, said his nerves initially were pretty bad, allowing de Oliveira to gain a 4-up lead. Green said he eventually settled down and battled back.
“Being a police officer for 30 years, I wasn't nervous in a car chase, being in a shooting – not nervous,” Green said. “But on that first tee, I was nervous and I shanked that ball. Standing over that golf ball, I'm scared to death sometimes, especially in match play.
"So it's very nerve wracking for me. That's not my comfort zone. Being a police officer, I was comfortable doing that.”
— JOHN McCANN