WEEKEND ROUNDUP: ALLEN SCORCHES OKLAHOMA OPEN FIELD BY 18, COLLECTS 8TH A-TIER WIN
Article by Idris Garcia | Cover Photo by Alyssa Van Lanen
The tour season may be over, but Catrina Allen isn’t done winning.
Allen made her way to Tulsa, Okla., for the 2018 Oklahoma Open, where she won her eighth A-Tier this year. She did it in dominant fashion, as her 16-under par 168 total was 18 strokes ahead of second.
Allen was the only FPO competitor to finish under par and would have cashed in the Open Division. She posted two rounds over 990, with her final round — the hot score by 12 strokes — falling just three points shy of a 1000-rated round. Allen will stay in Oklahoma this weekend for what is currently scheduled to be her last tournament of 2018.
Cameron Messerschmidt also won handily in returning to his home state at Jumanji in Nine Mile Falls, Wash., securing a 13 stroke margin. Messerschmidt totaled a 22-under 162 over two rounds, highlighted by a 1052-rated second round.
Sam Lee’s impressive 2018 campaign continued with two wins last weekend, both in Kentucky. His first came at Nat’s Halloween XXXV in Bowling Green. There, Lee started hot with a 1037-rated opening round. He went on to win by four with a 22-under 100.
Lee took down the Lexmark Championship X in Lexington the following day. He tossed a 16-under 96 and saved his best for last this time, finishing with a 1044-rated second round to claim his 18th win of the year.
Ben Page picked up a win at the 3rd Annual Joe Wheeler Fall Shootout in Rogersville, Ala., for his 9th this season. Page opened with a 1045-rated round and went on to average nearly 33 points above his rating at the three round event. He finished with a 25-under 140.
Noah Higgins punched his ticket to next month’s Next Gen Tour National Championship by winning the 2018 NGT Post Premier Qualifier - R8: David Richardson Memorial in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was a tight race with Higgins’ 15-under 111 putting him one stroke ahead of second and just two ahead of the third place finisher.
Daniel Polk won the Battle at Brookland II, a one round event in Brooklyn Park, Minn., with a 16-under 68. Mitch Privette finished third.
Josh Flynn got an unsanctioned win at the Canyon Springs Disc Dash for Cash. Gage Benson added another unsanctioned win at the Webster Pig Roast.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|2018 Oklahoma Open||🏆 Catrina Allen - 1st|
|Nat's Halloween XXXV||🏆 Sam Lee - 1st|
|Lexmark Championship X||🏆 Sam Lee - 1st|
|3rd Annual Joe Wheeler Fall Shootout||🏆 Ben Page - 1st|
|Jumanji||🏆 Cameron Messerschmidt - 1st|
|Battle at Brookland II||🏆 Daniel Polk - 1st
Mitch Privette - T-3rd
|2018 NGT Post Premier Qualifier - R8: David Richardson Memorial||🏆 Noah Higgins - 1st|
|Canyon Springs Disc Dash for Cash||🏆 Josh Flynn - 1st|
|Webster Pig Roast||🏆 Gage Benson - 1st|
|Chains on the Links V|| Dustin Perry - 3rd
Harper Thompson - 2nd (Adv)
|Lake Marshall Open||Sam Shiley - 4th
Lance Brown - 7th
|Knightmare at Knox Hill II||Daniel Polk - T-2nd
Ben Kroll - 4th