It appears that Nathan Smith’s game plan is oriented on centers of greens and Tim Hogarth is attempting to get closer to the hole as Smith holds a 3-up lead.
Through 13 holes, with the usual match play concessions, Smith has 10 pars and four birdies (although his 25-footer on the on the par-4 fifth was topped by Hogarth’s 15-footer). Hogarth has four birdies and three bogeys.
Hogarth narrowed Smith’s lead to just 1 up with birdies on No. 8 and No. 9. The ninth showed plan to go at flags when he stuck his short iron to 3 feet to a hole location that Atlantic Golf Club assistant professional Mike Stevenson termed ‘jazzy’. He later called the laser iron from Hogarth to that location – razzle dazzle. -- Pete Kowalski