That's about the only way he could tell.
Playing in the final group of the day, Chandler's opening round in the Calhoun County Championship at Cane Creek Golf Course went roamin' well past the gloamin' Friday. But the 12-footer he made on the last hole for birdie pushed him into today's first group, one shot behind opening-round leader Garrett Burgess.
Burgess, the reigning County Player of the Year, shot a 2-under-par 70 from the blue tees in the championship flight qualifying round. Chandler, Jeremy McGatha and Grant Hockman all shot 71.
All four are among the top eight in the Best of the Best Series points standings, with McGatha holding a 112.5-point lead over Chandler entering the weekend.
Asked if was difficult playing in the dark, Chandler said, "Yeah, it was hard."
When asked how he was able to make the putt in the darkness, Chandler replied, "Hawkeye vision."
He shouldn't need it today as the first group goes off at 9 a.m., and barring a lengthy total solar eclipse should be done with plenty of daylight available.
Burgess, the tournament's defending champion, established his lead with a round that featured six birdies. He made four on the back nine.
McGatha made five birdies, but his day was compromised by a double-bogey on 17 when he hit into the fairway bunker, then dumped a shot into the creek.
"I played steady until 17," he said.
McGatha has been leading the Best of the Best points standings all year and needs only a top-three finish to clinch the Player of the Year award.
"I was nervous going into the round," he said. "I can't quit thinking about the pressure of winning Player of the Year. Today, it was like, lets tee it up and get the round over with. I was pleased with the round until 17."
Hockman's round could have been better if he had a little more help from his putter. He hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation, but made only three birdies.
"I played steady, I just didn't make the putts I usually make," he said. "The pressure gets to you. On Wednesday, I make those putts. It's the County."
Jaylon Ellison had his round to 3-under through 14, then went double bogey-bogey to finish at even par for the day. He's tied with Jason Johnson and Gary Wigington.