I've done that several times too! I find it plays between 7-10 yards further than the yardage given for the 2nd shot, igive that a try!
on amateur tee, i was once -6 going into 9.
my fist 30 or 29. i pull sucker way left into the sand.
good thing, i had a little experience and didnt try to the fairway. 2 shots later i had 8fter for ar. phew!
are you saying nothing like real golf but play it like a gamer and logic dont work