Väinö Mäkelä's latest trip to the desert looked quite a bit different than his last. The Finnish product scored a fourth-place showing at The Memorial Championship, an improvement of 50 spots over last year's Disc Golf Pro Tour opener in Arizona.
Mäkelä cranked up the heat in Round Two with a 1092-rated 14-under par 42 at the famed Fountain Hills track. It was a bogey-free effort and the hot round of the day, which vaulted him 24 spots onto the chase card. He held that position headed into the fourth and final round at Vista del Camino, where another great round secured the fourth-place finish.
Mäkelä's final round was a 10-under 50, which was just a stroke off from the day's top score and featured just one blemish, and it took his total to a 40-under 192. Hot on his heels all week was Cale Leiviska, who took advantage of the break from the Minnesota winter.
Leiviska was masterful in keeping his scorecard clean, recording just two bogeys on the two OB-laden courses. He tossed a pair of 1062-rated rounds at Fountain Hills to get off to a good start and finished the tournament with a clean 6-under round at Vista on the way to a 36-under 196 total.
Catrina Allen posted a 5th place finish in Open Women with a 5-under 227. Allen posted her second 1000-rated round of the year in a solid round three. She was top-3 in fairway hits and circle 1 in regulation on the weekend. Lykke Sandvik was second in scramble percentage on the way to making the cut and posting a 13th place finish.
On the other side of the map, Chris Dickerson continued his win streak by stretching it to five. He took down The 2020 Old City Open in Knoxville, Tenn., tossing a 21-under 94. Dickerson was tied for the lead after Round One before sealing the deal in round two. Sam Lee finished just two strokes back in a tie for second and Will Schusterick finished three back in a tie for fourth. Heather Young dominated the Open Women's division with a 5-under 110. She was the only one in the field to finish under par and won by seven throws, posting the hot round in both rounds.
Ryan Dickson's lights out first round helped him to a win in Santa Rosa, Calif., at the Rosa Park 2020 NWCS. Dickson laid down a 1054-rated opener which led to a 20-under 90 and a one-stroke win.
Tray Desnoyer picked up his second Pro Masters 40+ win at the Mafia Takeover in Hamilton, Ala. There, he took a one-stroke lead in the first round and held on for the win with a 14-under 94. Justin Ashton also picked up a Masters win at Woodway GOLD in Texas by three strokes.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|The Memorial Championship||Väinö Mäkelä - 4th
Cale Leiviska - T-7th
Catrina Allen - 5th (FPO)
Lykke Sandvik - 13th(FPO)
|The 2020 Old City Open||🏆 Chris Dickerson - 1st
Sam Lee - T-2nd
Will Schusterick - T-4th
🏆 Heather Young - 1st (FPO)
|Rosa Park NWCS||🏆 Ryan Dickson - 1st|
|Mafia Takeover||🏆 Tray Desnoyer - 1st (MP40)|
|Woodway GOLD||🏆 Justin Ashton - 1st (MP40)|
|2020 Seguin Sling||Daniel Sweet - 2nd
Justin Ashton - 3rd
Melissa Stein - 2nd (Adv. Women)
|Loriella Challenge||Sam Shiley - T-3rd|
|Tim & Donna Wedding Anniversary Extravaganza VI||Charlie Davenport - T-5th (MP40)|