WEEKEND ROUNDUP: JONES WINS BIG IN ARKANSAS AS PRODIGY CREW GOES ‘BEAST’ MODE IN BOWLING GREEN
Article by Idris Garcia | Cover Photo by Ty Browning
Kevin Jones returned to his home state of Arkansas after the West Coast swing, where he picked up a nine stroke win at the 5th Annual Clash at the Dam in Van Buren.
Jones took six of those strokes in a 1047-rated first round and left no hope for a comeback by shooting the hot score in the second round, too. He finished with a 20-under par 107. Jones will look to continue the positive going with two more starts in Arkansas, starting with The Vintage Open A-Tier this weekend.
Some fellow Core Team members also fared well at The 2019 Jacksonville Open in Florida. Chris led the way with a 2nd place finish, shooting a 26-under 175 over three rounds. His highlight came in a 1069-rated second round. He has yet to finish outside of the top-3 this year.
Matt Orum finished in a tie for fifth with a 20-under 181. He did his best work in the final round, as his 1058-rated hot score jumped him into the top-5. Cameron Colglazier was a few strokes back in a tie for seventh and Nicholas Masters finished ninth.
Up in Kentucky, a collection of Prodigy players picked up a slew of top finishes across divisions at The Beasts of BG in Bowling Green. Dutch Napier took the top spot in Open with a 7-under 112. He opened with the hot round, and ultimately finished with a four throw margin. His sons, Bryton and Zacary added second place finishes in Intermediate and Recreational, respectively.
Billy Ray Osborn and his son Adam collected a sweep of sorts, winning in Advanced and Intermediate. Billy Ray got off to a hot start of his own, pushing his first round lead out to seven before fending off two hard-charging competitors in the second round. Adam also had a first round lead and held off a second round comeback himself, as the Osborn clan each won by two.
Donny Ferguson snagged his first win of the year in West Bend, Wisc., at the 6th Annual Riverside Challenge. It was also Ferguson’s first tournament of the season. He posted a 17-under 115, and claimed at least a share of the hot score in both rounds.
John Biscoe won Pro Masters 50+ at the K’Crushka V! in Mechanicsville, Va., erasing a four stroke deficit in the process. He finished with a 1-under 117 for the narrow one stroke win. Ricky Snapp nearly added a win in Open, too, taking it to a playoff. He came back from two strokes down to tie it at a 7-under 111 total but ultimately fell in extra holes.
Al Kennon grabbed a win at the M.A.D Club Tournament.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|5th Annual Clash at the Dam||🏆 Kevin Jones - 1st|
|The Beasts of BG||🏆 Dutch Napier - 1st
🏆 Billy Ray Osborn - 1st (Adv)
🏆 Adam Osborn - 1st (Int)
Bryton Napier - 2nd (Int)
Zacary Napier - 2nd (Rec)
|6th Annual Riverside Challenge||🏆 Donny Ferguson - 1st|
|M.A.D Club Tournament||🏆 Al Kennon - 1st|
|K’Crushka V!||🏆 John Biscoe - 1st (MP40)
Ricky Snapp - 2nd
|Mountain Cove Classic 4||Brandon Brown - T-2nd
Austin Lytle - 4th
Matt Versola - T-5th
|National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship – Individual||Brandon Robertson - T-10th|
|The Rise of Ashe||Delany Thomas - 6th|
|Shaver Showdown||Jesse Kirk - 9th
Gannon Buhr - 2nd (Adv)
|The 2019 Jacksonville Open||Chris Dickerson - 2nd
Matt Orum - T-5th
Cameron Colglazier - T-7th
Nicholas Masters - 9th
Mike Brown - 2nd (MP40)
|Daniel Boe Memorial||Seppo Paju - 3rd|
|30th Annual No Foolin’ Tournament||Cameron Benak - T-6th|
|2019 Freeze Fest||Bobby Jones - T-6th|