The St. Paul senior, playing in his first state golf tournament, shot an 86 on identical sides of 43 strokes.
“I must have lipped out a half-dozen shots,” Adelman stated. “It was just one of those days when I did not read the putts quite right. I just know that I could have just as easily shot between 80 and 82.”
Adelman plays his final 18 holes, starting a 10:40 a.m. this morning.
“The one hour frost delay this morning did not help either,” St. Paul golf coach John Rossman assured. “But, in the end, it was a game of inches. He had four birdie putts and a couple of par putts that looked like they were going down only to rim out.
“He did get into trouble on a couple holes but kept from taking a big number with good recovery shots. And driving the ball was not his problem. He just did not put his entire game together.
“Jimmy’s practice round went well. He learned a lot,” Rossman said. “But, today was another day, one that I assume he was disappointed with. No excuses though as the golf course was there for the taking.”
“I am disappointed,” Adelamn admitted. “But, as I look at the big picture, I am proud that I got here. I have tomorrow to make amends for what I did not get done today.”