WEEKEND ROUNDUP: ALLEN REMAINS PERFECT IN JUNE, DICKERSON BACK ON THE BOARD
Article by Idris Garcia
Catrina Allen has had quite a month on the course. Allen’s Utah Open win was her first on the Disc Golf Pro Tour this season but her third win in June in three events—none lower than an A-Tier.
Her unblemished month has been a clinic in consistency and game plan execution. The Ogden, Utah, event was no exception, as she tossed the same score in two of the three rounds to shoot an 8-over par 182 total for the three stroke win. Allen will now head overseas to Europe for three events, including the Konopiste Open, this year’s European Major.
Paul Ulibarri, came back to the states following his first international win in Estonia and finished in a tie for 16th place in Open Men with an 8-under par 166.
Team Prodigy was well represented at the 2018 Deaf Disc Golf Association National Championships in Allentown, Penn. Robert Huizar came out on top after four rounds, a semifinal round and a final nine.
Huizar finished with a 1-over par 321, which was three strokes ahead of teammate Ben Lewis, who finished in a tie for second. Daniel Sweet came in fourth after racking up a 6-over par 326. Jakey Lingle finished second in Advanced.
Chris Dickerson found himself in a familiar place atop the podium at the Old City Open in his home state of Tennessee. Dickerson torched Morningside during the first round in Knoxville, opening up a five stroke lead with a 1044-rated round.
He held onto that margin and cruised to a 22-under par 95. It was his 16th win of the year in 23 events. Austin Lytle shot a 15-under par 102 to put himself in a three-way tie for third.
Matt Orum and Cameron Colglazier teamed up for their second Southern Nationals doubles title of the year at the 26th Annual City of Mobile Doubles Championship in Alabama. Colglazier went in riding the momentum of an A-Tier win the weekend before, and both players have had plenty of success in 2018.
Michael Gibney and Colin Forehand came in second, just one stroke back. Logan Weiss and his partner finished third, and Dylan Hunn and Street Team member Steven Smith finished sixth.
Vinnie Miller came back to win his second event of the year in Pro Masters 40+ at the Salute at the VA Nashville Disc Golf Store Tour Series Finale in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Miller overcame a one throw deficit after round one to win by the same margin. His low score the second round boosted him into first with a 17-under par 101 total.
Todd Bagwell’s 19-under par 99 narrowly finished second in Open Men, falling just one throw short. Billy Ray Osborn finished seventh in Amateur Masters 40+ but took home the title for the entire series in his division.
Sam Lee took home the Summer Splach title in Lexington, Ky., in convincing fashion. Lee tossed the hot score in round one and finished with a 14-under par 104 over two rounds. He finished five strokes ahead of second.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|Utah Open||🏆 Catrina Allen - 1st (FPO)
Paul Ulibarri - T-16th
|2018 Deaf Disc Golf Association National Championships||🏆 Robert Huizar – 1st|
Ben Lewis – T-2nd
Daniel Sweet – 4th
Jakey Lingle – 2nd (Adv)
|Old City Open||🏆 Chris Dickerson – 1st
Austin Lytle – T-3rd
|City of Mobile Doubles Championship||🏆 Matt Orum – 1st
🏆 Matt Orum – 1st
Michael Gibney – 2nd
Colin Forehand – 2nd
Logan Weiss – 3rd
Dylan Hunn – 6th
|Salute at the VA Nashville Disc Golf Store Tour Series Finale||🏆 Vinnie Miller - 1st (MPM 40+)
Todd Bagwell – 2nd
Billy Ray Osborn – T-7th (AM 40+)
|Summer Splash||🏆 Sam Lee - 1st|
|Bayville Bash XIII||Dan Hastings - 2nd
Ricky Snapp – 7th
|Thumber Throwdown 3||Isaac Robinson – 2nd
Ezra Robinson – T-3rd
|Toronto Island Open||Jason Jalonen - 2nd (MP 40+)|
|15th Lizard Range/Fernie Tourney||Noah Higgins – 2nd (Adv)|
|20th Aspen Sports Treebash Open||Pete Ulibarri – T-4th
Ryan Johnson – T-4th
|Mid America Open||Jacob Henson – 9th|