Weekend Roundup: Allen, McGibbon Claim Playoff Wins in Women’s Global Event


Article by Idris Garcia

Catrina Allen’s fifth win of 2018 came at the May Flower Open, in Fountain Hills Ariz. The tournament was part of the annual Women’s Global Event. 

Allen held a one stroke lead after shooting the hot score in round one and found herself in a tie for first with an even par 108 total after round two. She was able to take the crown in extra holes. Allen has placed sixth or higher in 10 of 11 events this year. 

Jennifer McGibbon was also in a tight race during the WGE at the Knoxville, Tenn., installment. Her 1-over par total after two rounds at The Dogwood Open put her in a tie for first and, like Allen, got the win in a playoff. It is McGibbon’s second win in as many events in 2018. 

Chris Dickerson’s scorching hot season continued at Mountain Mayhem at Mayflower Hills in Roanoke, Va. Dickerson’s 22-under par 110 led to his 13th win in 16 events. He came back from a two stroke deficit in round one to win the event by three. 

Matt Orum has also impressed in his debut season for Prodigy. His seven stroke win at The Panhandle Open 2 in Milton, Fla., marked his third PDGA sanctioned win of the year to go along with a couple Southern Nationals titles and top-3 finishes at A-Tiers. 

This may have been his best work yet, as he put together a 1035-rated first round and 1051-rated second round to finish well ahead of second with an 18-under par 94. Cameron Colglazier finished third with a 10-under par 102 and Colin Forehand finished tied for fourth with a 7-under par 105.

Team Prodigy was well-represented at the Airborn Classic at Tjader Acres in Siren, Wisc., led by Cale Leiviska. Leiviska ran away with the win, shooting a 15-under par 105 to finish seven throws ahead of second. His 1052-rated second round was the hot score by five shots. 

Ben Kroll finished with a 6-under par 114 to land in fourth, and Street Team member Donny Ferguson finished a stroke back in a tie for fifth. Daniel Polk’s 4-under par 116 put him in a seventh place tie.

Jacob Henson won The Harrisburg Open in Tupelo, Miss., with a 16-under par 92. Henson was steady, shooting the same score in both rounds and averaging 21 points above his rating to win by four. Tray Desnoyer tossed a 9-under par 99 to take fifth. 

Clayton Morgan split the ODSA Flex Tour – Bronte Creek title with two others. Morgan finished the one round event in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, with a 5-under par 55. 

Noah Higgins also fared well in Canada, winning Advanced at the Victoria Park Spring Fling + WGE in Red Deer, Alberta. The Canadian teen put together a 10-under par 106 over the course of two rounds to win by six strokes. 

Billy Ray Osborn continued his strong season at the Ohio State Masters Championship in Franklin, Ohio. Osborn won the Amateur Masters 50+ Division with an 11-under par 137. It marks his eight win of the season. Osborn also finished second in Advanced at the Gordon Holton Accolade in Delaware, Ohio.

Tournament Player - Finish
Airborn Classic at Tjader Acres 🏆 Cale Leiviska - 1st
Patrick Christie - 2nd
Ben Kroll - 4th
Daniel Polk T-7th
The Panhandle Open 2 🏆 Matt Orum - 1st
Cameron Colglazier - 3rd
Colin Forehand - T 4th
The Harrisburg Open 🏆 Jacob Henson - 1st
Tray Desnoyer - 5th
WGE - May Flower Open 🏆 Catrina Allen - 1st
Mountain Mayhem at Mayflower Hills 🏆 Chris Dickerson - 1st
The Dogwood Open Women’s Global Event 🏆 Jennifer McGibbon - 1st (FPO)
ODSA Flex Tour - Bronte Creek 🏆 Clayton Morgan - T 1st
Victoria Park Spring Fling + WGE 🏆 Noah Higgins - 1st (Adv)
Ohio State Masters Championship 🏆 Billy Ray Osborn - 1st (AM 50+)
Shore Winds Shootout Sam Castiglione - 2nd
Gordon Holton Accolade Billy Ray Osborn - 2nd (Adv)
The 6th Annual North Ark Open Jon McCain - 2nd (Adv)
4th Annual Red Stick Open + WGE Logan Weiss - 3rd
The Syringa Open + WGE Josh Flynn - T 4th