Weekend Roundup: Orum and Dickerson Tune Up for Worlds with Wins


Article by Idris Garcia

Among the 280 competitors at this year’s PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships will be Chris Dickerson and Matt Orum, both of whom begin their journey in Jeffersonville, Vt., with wins under their belt. 

Matt Orum made his way north early, stopping at the Greater Hartford Disc Golf Open in Manchester, Conn., for the three-round A-Tier. Orum jumped into the lead with a 1073-rated second round and held on to win with a 31-under par 182. 

Cameron Colglazier was right in the mix, posting the top score in the final round to finish in second, just two strokes behind Orum. Colglazier also came out of the gate strong to grab a share of the lead after round one. Nicholas Masters finished in a tie for 10th with a 9-under par 204. 

For Dickerson, the Secret City Classic in Oak Ridge, Tenn. marked his 23rd win of the season. He started his tournament by shooting a 24-under par on 27 holes to net a 1062-rated round. He threw the hot score in round two to finish the job at a 43-under par 139 total. 

Dickerson, Orum, and Masters will all compete for the world title at Smuggler’s Notch this weekend along with an abundance of teammates. Keep up with results and ratings and live scores throughout the week. The tournament will run from today through Sunday, September 9. 

Daniel Polk picked up his second win in a row in dramatic fashion. Tied at 17-under par 97 after two rounds at the Mankato Open in Mankato Minn., Polk headed into a playoff with one other person and came out the victor after three holes. 

Ben Kroll also found himself playing off for the win at the 24th Northwoods Open in Lac du Flambeau, Wisc., and was able to dispatch the competition in one hole. Kroll totaled a 17-under par 145.

Cody Bradshaw outlasted teammate Sam Shiley at the West Virginia Open in Paw Paw, W.V., over three rounds and a final nine. Bradshaw totaled a 43-under par 217 and Shiley was two strokes back. The pair traded hot rounds back and forth, starting with Shiley in round one and ending with Bradshaw in the final nine.

Gannon Buhr continues to impress with another win in Advanced. Buhr’s triumph at the Coca-Cola Classic is his third in a row and second by a margin of five strokes. His 1030-rated opening round set the tone for a dominant day out on the course. 

Jared Person got his third win in a row at the Farragut September Warmup in Athol, Idaho, and Sam Lee and his partner picked up a win at the Kentucky State Doubles. 

Tournament Player - Finish
Greater Hartford Disc Golf Open 🏆 Matt Orum - 1st
Cameron Colglazier - 2nd
Nicholas Masters - T-10th
The Secret City Classic 🏆 Chris Dickerson - 1st
Farragut September Warmup 🏆 Jared Person - 1st
Mankato Open 🏆 Daniel Polk - 1st
24th Northwoods Open 🏆 Ben Kroll - 1st
Coca-Cola Classic 🏆 Gannon Buhr - 1st (Adv)
Kentucky State Doubles 🏆 Sam Lee - 1st
Canadian Open Jamie Pay - 2nd
Clayton Morgan - 3rd
BSR Fall Finisher Cameron Messerschmidt - 2nd
West Virginia Open Sam Shiley - 2nd
2018 Nantucket Disc Golf Open Paul Ulibarri - T-5th
Falcon’s Flight Noah Higgins - 7th
Mixed Doubles at PDGA Pro Worlds Catrina Allen - 8th