WEEKEND ROUNDUP: KEVIN JONES SCORES FIRST EUROPEAN WIN, BUHR & SANCHEZ BOTH NAB SECOND WORLD TITLE
Article by Idris Garcia | Cover photo via Celins Lightroom Photography
Kevin Jones added a trip to Europe to his tour schedule this year, and it has already paid dividends. Jones hopped across the pond, and won in his first stop at the Estonian Open 2019. He opened the three round event with a scorching 1071-rated round. A pair of top notch competitors chased him down, but Jones secured the one stroke win with a 27-under 150 total. Väinö Mäkelä, a member of Prodigy Europe’s Platinum Team finshed in a seventh place tie.
Gannon Buhr and Kolby Sanchez led the way in a great showing for Team Prodigy at the 2019 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships in Emporia, Kansas, each collecting their second world titles.
Buhr won in the 15 and under division by a whopping 27 strokes. Buhr led from the jump, and a two storke lead after round one steady grew over the course of the week. He posted the hot score in all but one round during the six round event which included a final nine. Buhr finished with a 59-under par 319 total.
Sanchez got his win in the 12 and under division. He separated himself from the field, pulling ahead by 12 during the event. Sanchez also built his lead by shooting the hot round in four out of his five rounds and during the final nine. He totaled a 19-under 293.
Harper Thompson and Noah Higgins earned top-10 finishes in the 18 and under division. Thomson managed to climb all the way up to claim a podium spot in third with a 43-under 335 over six rounds and a final nine. He secured his spot in the finals with a 1035-rated hot round matched only by the tournament leader. He shot a 43-under 335 total.
Higgins took a share of 1st place after the first round and continued his strong play throughout the tournament, finishing in 8th with a 28-under 317 in six rounds.
Jacob Henson kept his hot streak alive, with a win in Horn Lake, Miss., at the 3rd Annual Patriot Open. Henson was in a tie for first after the first round and finshed with a two stroke win. He totaled a 25-under 96 pver the two rounds. It was his third win in a row and third win at the event. Vann Moss finished in fourth.
Jamie Pay and Clayton Morgan finished in a tie at the top of the Ontario Flex Tour – St. Thomas, each tossing a 6-under 50 in the one round event.
Josh Flynn took first in the Sawtooth Summer Shootout at Magic Mountain, an unsanctioned event.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|Estonian Open 2019||🏆 Kevin Jones - 1st
Väinö Mäkelä - T-7th
Madli Vaht - 3rd (FPO)
Liis Päid - 8th (FPO)
|PDGA Junior World Disc Golf Championships||🏆 Gannon Buhr - 1st (MJ15)
🏆 Kolby Sanchez - 1st (MJ12)
Harper Thompson - 3rd (MJ18)
Noah Higgins - 8th (MJ18)
Jordan Morrow - 6th (MJ10)
|3rd Annual Patriot Open||🏆 Jacob Henson - 1st
Vann Moss - 4th
|Throwdown at Turner II||🏆 G.T. Hancock - 1st|
|2019 Clay Park Classic||🏆 Bobby Jones - 1st (MP50)|
|Ontario Flex Tour @ V.A Barrie||🏆 Jamie Pay - T-1st
🏆 Clayton Morgan - T-1st
|Sawtooth Summer Shootout||🏆 Josh Flynn - 1st
D.J. Gilbert - 4th
|2nd Annual Duck River Open||Will Schusterick - 2nd
Todd Bagwell - 3rd
Todd Bagwell - 3rd
|The 23rd Annual Brent Hambrick Memorial Open||Chris Dickerson - 2nd|
|Throw at the Stone V||Austin Lytle - 2nd|
|Weekend at the Rez||Jesse Kirk - 2nd|
|Silver Cup XIX||Cale Leiviska - T-3rd
Donavon Ferguson - 9th
|Lewis Clark Open||Daniel Polk - 3rd|
|Ruler of the Roost||Alex Sakash - 5th|
|The High Country Disc Golf Championships||Delany R. Thomas - 8th|