WEEKEND ROUNDUP: DICKERSON REPEATS AS TENNESSEE CHAMP, ALLEN STAYS HOT
Article by Idris Garcia | Cover Photo by DGPT
With temperatures heating up as summer approaches, Core Team members Chris Dickerson and Catrina Allen are following suit on the course.
Dickerson stayed in his home state to take down the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships in Morristown, defending his title from a year ago. He led wire-to-wire over four days and four rounds en route to a 49-under par 217. The nine stroke victory marked his 15th on the year.
Nicholas Masters posted a seventh place finish with a 30-under par 236. Billy Ray Osborn continued his dominance in the age-protected amateur ranks, winning Amateur Masters 50+ by eight with a 12-under par 241 for his 11th win of 2018.
Allen made her way toward the Pacific Northwest with the Beaver State Fling National Tour looming this weekend. She won the Battle of Seattle 5 in Washington. Her 9-over par 187 was good for a 22 throw margin.
She heads into Oregon riding a nice streak of two wins and two second place finishes at high profile events in the last four weeks.
Staying on the West Coast, Dallas Albright was dominant in his own right at the 22nd Annual UFOS ProAm in Santa Rosa, Calif. He ran away with the event by averaging 1040-rated golf and taking the low score in each round.
Albright finished with a 34-under par 130 over three rounds and has yet to finish outside of sixth so far this season.
Cale Leivsiska didn’t let it get close either, winning at the Riverside Open 2018 in St. Cloud, Minn., by seven strokes. Leiviska picked up six of those throws in his 1044-rated first round and closed the door in the second round by shooting the hot score to total a 21-under par 99. Daniel Polk finished in second another eight strokes ahead of third.
Ben Page continued the trend with his 24-under par 84 at The Saint Joe Classic in Saint Joseph, Tenn. Page’s strong play over two rounds led to a win by six throws. Vinnie Miller landed in a tie for fourth with a 17-under par 84.
Joshua Seeley made his move in the final nine at the Dragan Disc Golf Classic 18 in Auburn, Maine. His 1034-rated finals were two throws ahead of the second place finisher, which was ultimately his margin of victory. Seeley got progressively better and totaled a 16-under par 126 over two rounds and a final nine.
Bobby Jones also improved over the course of four rounds at the 2018 Mine Kill Disc Golf Championship in North Blenheim, N.Y., and picked up a four stroke win. Jones finished with a 10-under par 222 to top the Masters 40+ division. Jones’ rating steadily increased as the tournament went on, ultimately cresting the 1000 mark in the final round.
In unsanctioned action, Jason Jalonen won The BigMan, at a private course in Ottowa, Ontario Canada.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships||🏆 Chris Dickerson – 1st
Nicholas Masters – 7th
Billy Ray Osborn – 1st (AM 50+)
|Battle of Seattle 5||🏆 Catrina Allen – 1st (FPO)|
|Riverside Open 2018||🏆 Cale Leiviska – 1st
Daniel Polk – 2nd
|Dragan Disc Golf Classic 18||🏆 Joshua Seeley – 1st
Christian Olsen – 4th
|The Saint Joe Classic||🏆 Ben Page – 1st
Vinnie Miller – T-4th
|The BigMan||🏆 Jason Jalonen - 1st|
|2018 Mine Kill Disc Golf Championship||🏆 Bobby Jones – 1st (MPM 40+)|
|22nd Annual UFOs ProAm||🏆 Dallas Albright – 1st|
|Cavern City Open 8||Austin Criswell – 2nd|
|35th Annual Arkansas State Championships||Jacob Henson – 2nd|
|Maiden Shade Open||Daniel Polk – 3rd|
|Bronte and the Beast||Clayton Morgan – T-4th|
|ProFlight Open||Gannon Buhr – 5th (Adv)|
|The Nati Big 3||Sam Lee – T-6th|
|2018 PDGA United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship||D.J. Baldwin – T-7th|