WEEKEND ROUNDUP: ALLEN PUNCTUATES NATIONAL TOUR WITH RUNAWAY WIN, DICKERSON 6TH IN MPO
Article by Idris Garcia | Cover Photo by Alyssa Van Lanen
In what Catrina Allen has called a rollercoaster season, an 8-stroke win to go back-to-back at The Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic is certainly a high point.
Allen has been refining her putt over the last month and collected returns on her hard work, totaling a 1-over par 202 for three rounds at the National Tour Finale in Appling, Ga. She played 34 points over her rating throughout the weekend and capped off the wire-to-wire win with a confident putt for birdie from circle’s edge.
Allen cashed in on the back nine during the event, scoring 12 of her 14 birdies on W.R. Jackson’s back half. She was also the only FPO competitor to finish with either an even-par or under-par round while leading the field in birdie percentage, parked shots, and circle 1 and circle 2 in regulation. With her win, Allen secured second place in the National Tour points standings for the year with two wins on the circuit.
Chris Dickerson’s sixth place finish led the way on the men’s side. His 1054-rated second round vaulted him to the final round lead card, marking another top performance in a remarkable season. He finished with a 21-under par 183.
Paul Ulibarri also turned in a top-10 performance, moving up three spots on the final day to do so. With the 16-under par 188 finish, he also picked up a fifth place finish in the National Tour points overall. Seppo Paju finished one stroke back in 12th and netted an eighth place finish in National Tour points.
Colglazier, Leiviska Add Wins Among Others
Cameron Colglazier stayed in his home state of Alabama to win the 5th Annual Shootout @ Graham Creek in Foley. He posted the hot score in both rounds on the way to a 13-under 113 and seven stroke margin. Michael Gibney grabbed a share of the hot score in round two to jump into third place with a 3-under. Logan Weiss finished one stroke back in a tie for fourth.
Cale Leiviska went back-back-to-back in over the weekend. He won the 2018 Minnesota State Disc Golf Championships and the Minneapolis Open, an unsanctioned event. Mitch Privette was hot on his heels, taking second in both events.
Leiviska won the state title on the back of a 1042-rated second round, which helped erase a 3-stroke deficit after round one. He tossed a 17-under 114 total to win by three. Privette’s 14-down was one stroke ahead of Daniel Polk, who finished third. Ben Kroll finished fifth at 11-under, and Patrick Christie finished in a tie for seventh at 9-under.
Dan Hastings kept his late season run going at The Blarney Stone Championship in Newfane, N.Y., grabbing his fourth win in the last five events he has played. His 17-under 105 paced the field by four. Sam Castiglione, who helped run the event, took third.
Cooper Legee got a win in Franklin, Mass., at Feathers of the Fall. His hot second round put him at a 7-under 115 total for a 2-stroke win.
Harper Thompson averaged 20 points above his rating at the Cane Ridge Open in Nashville, Tenn., to take the win. His second round was the best score by four throws, and he finished with an 11-under 103.
Gage Benson and his partner took down the Battle Buddy Doubles Tournament at Maple Hill.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|The Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic||🏆 Catrina Allen - 1st
Chris Dickerson - 6th
Paul Ulibarri - T-10th
Seppo Paju - 12th
|5th Annual Shootout @ Graham Creek||🏆 Cameron Colglazier - 1st
Michael Gibney - 3rd
Logan Weiss - 4th
|2018 Minnesota State Disc Golf Championships||🏆 Cale Leiviska - 1st
Mitch Privette - 2nd
Daniel Polk - 3rd
Ben Kroll - 5th
Patrick Christie - T-7th
|Minneapolis Open||🏆 Cale Leiviska - 1st
Mitch Privette - 2nd
|The Blarney Stone Championship||🏆 Dan Hastings - 1st
Sam Castiglione - 3rd
|Feathers of the Fall||🏆 Cooper Legee - 1st|
|Cane Ridge Open||🏆 Harper Thompson - 1st|
|Battle Buddies Doubles Tournament||🏆 Gage Benson - 1st|
|Greater Niagara Open||Jamie Pay - 2nd
Clayton Morgan - 4th
|Breeze Thru the Trees||Pete Ulibarri - 3rd|
|The 2018 Maine State Championships||Josh Seeley - T-2nd|
|Minnesota Summer Tour (10 events)||Daniel Polk - 2nd
Ben Kroll - 3rd
Cale Leiviska - 8th
Mitch Privette - 10th