WEEKEND ROUNDUP: ULIBARRI CLAIMS FIRST VICTORY OVERSEAS, COLGLAZIER GETS ‘MEGA’ WIN
Article by Idris Garcia
Paul Ulibarri has been a mainland mainstay for years, collecting more than 80 wins around the United States. Last weekend, he trekked to Alutaguse vald, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia, and got his first international win at the Alutaguse Open A-Tier.
Ulibarri led wire-to-wire, posting the top score in the first and third rounds. His 24-under par 169 total put him five strokes ahead of second. Ulibarri will head back to the States to play in the Utah Open this week and play a couple more events stateside before heading back to Europe for the Konopiste Open in July.
"I played solid, and was was able take down the win. This was my first win outside the USA. This has been a goal of mine for years now. At this point in my career, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am to be able to do what I love, see, compete, and travel to these amazing places. Not to mention the awesome people I get to meet along the way." Ulibarri said via Instagram.
Some rain and weather delays were not going to put a damper on Cameron Colglazier’s weekend. As if a tight battle against stiff competition at an A-Tier wasn’t enough, the Alabama pro also triumphed over the elements for his first win of the season at the Magic City Mega Bowl in Birmingham.
A rain-soaked final round caused several competitors to stumble, but Colglazier’s gritty effort put him atop the leaderboard with a 23-under par 151 over three rounds. He was tied for first with teammate Chris Dickerson after round one and was just one stroke back after round two before outlasting his competitors in tough conditions.
Nicholas Masters also managed to survive the delayed third round and finished in fourth with an 18-under par 156. Dickerson’s 16-under par 158 put him in sixth place, while Colin Forehand was two strokes behind him in seventh.
Dutch Napier got his first win of the 2018 campaign, too, coming back from a five-stroke deficit. He torched the second round of the 2018 Evansville Open in Evansville, Ind., posting a 1054-rated round.
Napier’s hot score was the best round by seven throws and led him to a 21-under par 89 total.
Fellow Kentucky native Sam Lee got his sixth win of the year at the Capital City Clash in Frankfort, Ky. Lee averaged 43 points above his rating over the two-round event to win in dominant fashion.
He shot the low score in each round, pushing his winning margin out to 10 throws by the final putt. Lee finished with a 24-under par 85.
Clayton Thomas picked up the win at the Waterworks Open in Saint Thomas, Ontario, Canada. Jaimie Pay finished in third at the event.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|Magic City Mega Bowl||🏆 Cameron Colglazier - 1st
Nicholas Masters - 4th
Chris Dickerson - 6th
Colin Forehand - 7th
|Alutaguse Open - ET#5||🏆 Paul Ulibarri - 1st|
|Pennsylvania Deaf National Champions Doubles||🏆 Jeremy Farnsworth - 1st
Eric Hamlow - 2nd
Jakey Lingle - 3rd
|Waterworks Open||🏆 Clayton Morgan - 1st
Jamie Pay - 3rd
|2018 Evansville Open||🏆 Dutch Napier - 1st|
|Capital City Clash||🏆 Sam Lee - 1st|
|The Boomtown Throwdown||Jacob Henson - 2nd
Will Schusterick - T-3rd
Todd Bagwell - T-3rd
Tray Desnoyer - T-10th
|Citte Center Riverpark Open XIV||A. Tony Martinez - 2nd
Josh Flynn - T-9th
|Langley Pond Open||Dustin Perry - 2nd|
|Kenwood Trails Open||Ben Kroll - 6th|
|Kanawha Valley Regional||Dan Hastings - 6th|
|The 2018 Greater Lafayette Open||Jeremy Farnsworth - 6th|
|Zoo Town Open||Noah Higgins - 8th (Adv)|