The Kansas City Wide Open is in its 41st year, and first on the Disc Golf Pro Tour Silver series. At more than 10,000 feet in length with plenty of OB, the Bad Rock Creek course had a challenge around every corner, but the Prodigy Team showed up.
A 1074-rated, 12-under par second round from Gannon Buhr propelled the reigning US Champ into a two stroke lead and set up a back-and-forth final day battle. Early bogeys kept the field close until a clean back half of the course and an eagle on hole 12 saw Gannon regain momentum and close the event out.
An 8-under par final round gave Gannon a two-stroke margin of victory for his second Silver series win of 2023, the fourth win of the season on the DGPT, and the fifth season win overall.
Gannon had hole 12's number all weekend. In round 1, he took an unconventional high line outside the anticipated fairway en route to a birdie. For round 2 the tournament directors instituted a mando off the tee to discourage the same line due to safety. After an early tree hit on the fairway past the mando, Gannon was still left with a shot needing to utilize the air space and recorded another birdie.
At the KCWO, Gannon led the division in Strokes Gained Putting, Strokes Gained in C2, Circle 2 in Regulation, Circle 2 Putting Percentage, Parked, and Birdie rate. He was third in Strokes Gained from Tee to Green and Circle 1 in Regulation rate.
Gannon Buhr Disc Golf Collection
Nick Newton had his best career DGPT finish with an eighth place showing. The Arizonan was top five in the division in Strokes Gained Putting, Strokes Gained C1X, C1X Putting, Fairway Hits, and CIrcle 2 in Regulation.
G.T. Hancock recorded his best DGPT finish of the year with a 15th place effort. He was able to grab the eagle on hole 12 rounds 1 and 2.
Aidan Scott, Justin Rosak, and Parker Welck all finished tied for 20th place.
The only Prodigy FPO player, Hannah Stefonvich, was 22nd