WEEKEND ROUNDUP: GREENWELL TAKES WORLD TITLE AS JONES, LEIVISKA WIN A-TIERS
Article by Idris Garcia
Hall of Famer David Greenwell collected his 10th PDGA World Championship, winning the Pro Masters 60+ Division at the 2019 PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships.
Greenwell led wire-to-wire at the Smuggler’s Notch Disc Golf Resort in Jeffersonville, Vt., and ultimately finished two strokes ahead. He totaled a 13-under par 326 over four rounds, a semifinal round and a final nine.
Cale Leiviska visited his 50th state upon playing King of the Hill in Anchorage, Ala., and will come home with trophy as a souvenir. Leiviska won the event by two, shooting a 38-under 233 over four rounds and a final 9. He was tied for the lead heading into round four and tossed a 1050-rated hot round to take a three stroke lead into the finals. There, he was able to hold off second place and win by two.
Kevin Jones returned to the site of his first career A-Tier win in St. Louis, Mo., and defended his title. Jones won the 2019 St. Louis Open in comeback fashion, finishing with a four stroke cushion after being down two to start the third and final round. It marked his second A-Tier win in a row and second win in his last three starts.
Chris Dickerson got his 13th win of the year by one stroke in Harriman, Tenn., at the RoCo Open. He led by one after shooting the hot score in round one and tied the second round hot score to maintain that margin with a 20-under 92 total. Dickerson has topped the podium in six of his last eight tournaments. Nick Masters finished third and Brandon Brown came in sixth.
Christian Olsen took his first win of the year at the Skyriders Open in Fairfield, Maine. Olsen also won narrowly by a stroke but was able to come back in the second round to do so. He totaled a 14-under 102. Josh Seeley tied for third.
Clayton Morgan won the Waterworks Open in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. He was tied at the top after one round by fired off the best score in round two to win by three with a 19-under 94. Jamie Pay tied for fifth.
Jacob Henson’s second consecutive win came at the Persimmon Ridge Doubles Championships. He and his partner teamed up for a 35-under 89 total over two rounds and a two stroke win at the Greenbrier, Ark., event.
Mike Brown and Daniel Polk each picked up wins in Pro Masters 40+. Brown got his at the 10th Annual Tomato Toss in Crystal Springs, Miss. He shot a 3-over par 122 to win by two throws. It’s his fourth win in a row and sixth in 2019. Polk took down the Kenwood Trails Open, a one round event in Lakeville, Minn. He finished one stroke up for his fifth win of the year.
Gannon Buhr grabbed an A-Tier win at the Titan Open 2019 in Advanced. He beat a crowded field of 68 other competitors in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He capped off an impressive showing with a 1030-rated final round that gave him a seven stroke advantage. Buhr shot a 19-under 163 over three rounds.
Luke Masucci won Intermediate in Side Lake, Minn., at the Side Lake Open. Masucci’s 7-over 115 in two rounds was five strokes clear of second.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|2019 St. Louis Open||🏆 Kevin Jones - 1st|
|King of the Hill||🏆 Cale Leiviska – 1st|
|RoCo Open||🏆 Chris Dickerson – 1st
Nicholas Masters - 3rd
Brandon Brown - 6th
|Skyriders Open||🏆 Christian Olsen - 1st
Josh Seeley - T-3rd
|Waterworks Open|| 🏆 Clayton Morgan - 1st
Jamie Pay - T-5th
|10th Annual Tomato Toss||🏆 Mike Brown - 1st (MP40)|
|Kenwood Trails Open||🏆 Daniel Polk - 1st (MP40)|
|Persimmon Ridge Doubles Championships||🏆 Jacob Henson - 1st|
|Titan Open 2019||🏆 Gannon Buhr - 1st(Adv)|
|Side Lake Open||🏆 Luke Masucci - 1st (Int)|
|37th Illinois State Disc Golf Championships||Nick Snelling - T-5th|
|Whirlin Sterlin #1||Blake Thomas - 2nd|
|Trollwood Park Open||Brent Waters - T-10th|
|Grandbury Open||G.T. Hancock - 2nd|
|The Beauty and the Beast 2019||Billy Ray Osborn - 2nd (Adv)
Adam Osborn - 3rd(Adv)