Matthew competing in another US Kids event, this time at River Crossing. The season is winding down and Matt has been working as hard as he ever has since the beginning of summer. It is all up to his mental game now as his swing and short game are pretty good. Can he make mistakes and recover? Can he get himself hyped up? Can he console himself? Can he calm himself before a shot? These are the things that competitive golfers must face. It is you vs course. No one to help. As of late his warm up was great and he was striping the ball, his speed control on the greens was excellent. Started off with a par and on the 2nd hole par 3 had a 35 foot or so for birdie and he completely talked himself into failing. “This is such a hard putt…..” and so on while he is waiting to putt. He proceeded to 4 putt for a double. He then took those feelings and carried them for 2 more holes, starting the round Par, Double, Bogey, Double. He finally set the baggage down after the 4th and made pars all the way in. His emotions can be his greatest strength or his greatest weakness. As of now they are still the weakness. Tomorrow is another tournament STPGA, he will have another go at it.