Paju Wins A Thriller At Prodigy Disc Pro Tour in Turku

Paju Wins A Thriller At Prodigy Disc Pro Tour in Turku

by Prodigy Disc July 14, 2020

Seppo Paju's win at the Prodigy Disc Pro Tour stop in Turku, Finland, wasn't short on drama. Paju was tied for the lead after three rounds in three days, and took the trophy with an outside the circle putt during the playoff.

After seizing the lead with a 1071-rated second round hot score, he played clean golf for most of the tightly contested third round. He then took a double bogey on hole 17 before recovering with a birdie on the final hole to secure a playoff.

During the extra session, Paju saved par after his drive went OB to keep his hopes alive. On the ensuing hole, he drilled a step putt from long range for the win. It marks his first victory of the season after a top-5 showing in the last Prodigy Disc Pro Tour event. Friend and teammate Väinö Mäkelä posted his best round the final day to move up into fifth place. Lykke Sandvik also steadily improved her score over the course of the event to finish fourth in FPO.

The Disc Golf Pro Tour was off for a week but still drew a crowd to its Silver Series event bearing the same moniker. Cale Leiviska and Kevin Jones were among those making the trip to Two Rivers, Wisc., for the Silver Cup XX.

Leiviska made a lead card appearance and laid down a second double digit score out of three rounds the final day to land in seventh place tie. His final round was bogey-free and included a run of three birdies and an eagle. Jones moved up 23 spots on the leaderboard with consecutive 9-under par rounds to secure a top-15 spot. His final round also included a stretch with an eagle and three birdies on the way to the solid finish.

The DGPT picks back up this weekend with Discraft's Great Lakes Open in Milford, Mich. Both Jones and Leiviska will be in the MPO field and Catrina Allen will compete in FPO.

Tournament Player - Finish
Prodigy Disc Pro Tour 2020 - Turku 🏆 Seppo Paju - 1st
Väinö Mäkelä - 5th

Lykke Sandvik - 4th (FPO)
Silver Cup XX Cale Leiviska - T-7th
Kevin Jones - 14th
Hobbs Farm Flex Start 🏆 Matt Versola - T-1st
🏆 Austin Lytle - T-1st
Jeremiah Ray - 6th
Codee Burton - 7th
21st Annual Ouachita River Open 🏆 Jordan Morrow - 1st (MJ15)
The Bloom 2020 🏆 Scott Snow - 1st (Adv)
Lorton Lockdown 🏆 John Biscoe - 1st (MP50)
Ashland Open 🏆 Adam Osborn - 1st (Int)
A Hope for Wildlife Fundraiser 🏆 Michael Paul - T-1st
The Goat 🏆 Mike Brown - 1st (MP40)
BRP Cash Open 2020 🏆 Daniel Polk - 1st (MP40)
Don't Poke the Bear 🏆 Josh Seeley - 1st
Nathan Vintinner - T-2nd
Cooper Legee - T-5th
Idaho Masters Championship Josh Flynn - 3rd
D.J. Gilbert - 4th
MVP Open NW Chase Estep - 6th
Borderland DGC Flex Warmup! Alex Sakash - 4th
Kenai Eagle Open Dylan Kuntz - 2nd
Munson Park Open Johnathan Miller - T-3rd (Rec)
Cass Clay Summer Slam Brent Waters - 2nd


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