Weekend Round-up: Allen Shows Strength in Vegas, Dickerson Streak Continues

WEEKEND ROUND-UP: ALLEN SHOWS STRENGTH IN VEGAS, DICKERSON STREAK CONTINUES

Article by Idris Garcia

Cover Photo by PDGA (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pdga/)

Several Prodigy players started their tour seasons strong in Vegas, while others stayed local and picked up decisive wins. 

Catrina Allen led the way at the Las Vegas Challenge, the first National Tour event of the year, tying Sarah Hokom for second place with a 5-over par 247. 

Allen had at least a share of the lead after three of the four rounds and was one of just three women in the field to post a 1000-rated round, with her 2-under par 56 in round one earning a 1007 unofficial rating.

Melody Waibel bounced back for a 10th place finish, shooting a 16-over par 258. 

 Catrina Allen finishes tied for 2nd amongst a competitive field in Las Vegas  (Photo via PDGA)

Catrina Allen finishes tied for 2nd amongst a competitive field in Las Vegas  (Photo via PDGA)

On the Open Men’s side, Seppo Paju and Cale Leiviska battled the wind for top-20 showings at the event. Paju’s 20-under par 222 landed him in 15th place, while Leiviska finished two strokes back in 18th place. 

Chris Dickerson stayed on the east coast and took the win in Spike Hyzer’s: Stumpy’s Fling and Ching in Mooresville, N.C. His dominant 41-under par 152 was nine strokes clear of second place and marked his sixth consecutive win to start the year. 

Colin Forehand had a nine-stroke win of his own at the 2nd Annual Tallahassee Warm Up in Tallahassee, Fl., scoring an 11-under par 153. Teammate Dylan Hunn finished fifth with an 8-over par 172. 

Benjamin Page won the Tour de Rocket City - Stage 1 at Mastin Lake in Huntsville, Ala. The Huntsville native started hot with a 1039-rated opening round and rode an 18-under par 90 total to a five-stroke win. 

See all the Top 10 finishes from Team Prodigy members below:

Tournament Player - Finish
Las Vegas Challenge Catrina Allen - T 2nd (FPO)
Melody Waibel - 10th FPO)

Seppo Paju - 15th
Cale Leiviska - 18th
Stumpy's Fling and Ching 🏆 Chris Dickerson - 1st
2nd Annual Tallahassee Warm Up 🏆 Colin Forehand - 1st
Dylan Hunn - 5th
Tour de Rocket City - Stage 1 at Mastin Lake 🏆 Benjamin Page - 1st