WEEKEND ROUND-UP: ORUM, OSBORNS CONTINUE IMPRESSIVE SPRING RUNS
Article by Idris Garcia
Matt Orum isn’t scheduled to appear on tour until the summer but continues to rack up top-3 finishes in his first spring under Prodigy, while the father-son tandem of Billy Ray and Adam Osborn have proven a formidable force in the amateur ranks.
Orum won the 20th Annual Acadiana Disc Golf Association Spring Fling in Lafayette, La., for his second PDGA sanctioned win to go along with singles and doubles titles in Southern Nationals events. He has yet to finish outside of third in 2018, including three A-Tier events.
The Osborns have also shined at A-Tiers, following up wins at The Amateur Championships at Bowling Green with top finishes at The 5th Annual Illinois Amateur Championship in Pekin, Ill. It was Billy Ray Osborne’s sixth win of the year.
He shot a 1-under par 167 over three rounds to win Amateur Masters 40+ by one throw as the only competitor in the division who was under par.
Adam Osborn ran away with the Recreational Division, shooting a 3-over par 200 to win by ten. It was his second win—both A-Tiers—in three tournaments this year. He saved his best for last, with his highest ratings coming in the third round and final nine.
Colin Forehand took the win at the Freedom Open in Valdosta, Ga., with a 17-under par 116. He scorched the competition in the second round, tossing the hot round by six strokes. The 1041-rated effort boosted him to the eight stoke victory.
Nick Snelling had a tougher road, winning a three-way playoff at the 6th Annual Pearl City Classic in Muscatine, Iowa. Snelling was five strokes out of the lead to start the second round, but was able to jump up from fifth into a tie for first with a 6-over par 114 total. It was his third year in a row to win the event.
Scott Snow picked up a playoff win in the Advanced Division at The Pollination in Pine, Colo. His 3-over par 84 in the one round event tied him with one other competitor. The win in extra holes at the well-known Bucksnort Disc Golf Course marks his first of the year.
Sean Tapley also got an Advanced win at the ODDS #4: Battle in the Blue Ridge in North Garden, Va., with a 3-over par 116. His hot score in round two was enough to shave off a five stroke deficit on the way to a one stroke win. Sam Shiley tied for third in Open Men, and Cody Bradshaw finished fifth.
Team Prodigy also had success in unsanctioned action over the weekend. Tommy Locke won the MDS at Pleasant Lake with Daniel Polk and Mitch Privette coming in second and third, respectively. Patrick Christie and Kenny Berra teamed up to take down the Quarry Park Northshore Doubles. Jacob Henson won the Tri State Mini Tournament, with Tray Desnoyer coming in second.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|20th Annual Acadiana Disc Golf Association Spring Fling||🏆 Matt Orum - 1st
|MDS @ Pleasant Lake||🏆 Tommy Locke - 1st
Daniel Polk - 2nd
Mitch Privette - 3rd
|Tri State Mini Tournament||🏆 Jacob Henson - 1st
Tray Desnoyer - 2nd
|Quarry Park Northshore Doubles||🏆 Patrick Christie - 1st
Kenny Berra - 1st
|Freedom Open||🏆 Colin Forehand - 1st|
|6th Annual Pearl City Classic||🏆 Nick Snelling - 1st|
|The 5th Annual Illinois Amateur Championship||🏆 Billy Ray Osborn - 1st (AM 40+)
🏆 Adam Osborn - 1st (Rec)
|ODDS #4: Battle in the Blue Ridge - Pro & MA1||🏆 Sean Tapley - 1st (Adv)
Sam Shiley - T 3rd
Cody Bradshaw - T 5th
|The Pollination||🏆 Scott Snow - 1st (Adv)|
|2018 The Heritage Header "Deuce or Die"||Benjamin Page - 2nd|
|The SFO Preview #2||Dallas Albright - 2nd|
|Pleasant Lake Open||Daniel Polk - 2nd|
|Standing Rocks Open||Cale Leiviska - 2nd
Ben Kroll - 4th
Cameron Messerschmidt - 5th
|Fontana Spring Championship!||Harper Thompson - 3rd|
|East Roswell Frisbee Trail Championship||Dustin Perry - T 4th
Matt Versola - 6th
Dylan Holt - T 10th
|April Showers 13||Sam Castiglione - 5th|
|Morristown Rotary Spring Fling||Harper Thompson - 7th|