By both of their admissions, round one of the Air Capital Classic wasn’t the highlight of Nicholas May and Steve Hausmann’s careers; but it wasn’t the low point either.
“I just had three bad holes and three bad swings today that costs me,” May said. “If you have one bad swing a day it’s ok, but when you get to three it gets kind of rough because it takes the score up there and I just tried to rebound from it.”
The Air Capital Classic was the first Web.com event for May. He finished the day +5 and well out of contention after day one; but with the largest gallery in the field surrounding May and Hausmann’s greens, it became clear there was more at stake than pars, birdies, and bogeys.
“It was a blast today. It was amazing. I couldn’t dream of a better place with all of my family and friends here. It was amazing,” May said. “Knowing that I have all my friends and family here, it was a win for me regardless.”
For Hausmann, it was a golf tournament and a family reunion. With a wife, kids and in-laws in the gallery, the Wichita-native golfer shook off a +7 in the first round and turned his attention to the second round.
Kansas State alum Aaron Watkins leads the field with a score of -7 after day one of the tournament.