Weekend Roundup: Ulibarri, Paju Stay Hot in Delaware, Dickerson Hits 24

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: ULIBARRI, PAJU STAY HOT IN DELAWARE, DICKERSON HITS 24

Article by Idris Garcia

With a short turnaround after the World Championships, Paul Ulibarri and Seppo Paju kept their great play going at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. The pair notch top-5 spots at the National Tour event in Newark, Del., improving one spot each from strong finishes at Worlds.

Each of Ulibarri’s three rounds on the tight fairways of Iron Hill was rated above 1030, and he finished in a tie for third with a 27-under par 189. Paju was one stroke behind for a fifth place finish that was highlighted by his 1048-rated second round.

Catrina Allen also improved upon her Worlds finish, shooting the hot score in the final round in Delaware to propel herself into fourth. She tossed a 1-over par 217 for the event.

Chris Dickerson headed back South to Tennessee and continued to dominate his home state with a win at the Morristown Open. Dickerson posted a 25-under par 102 over two rounds to win by five strokes. It marks Dickerson’s 24th win of the year.

Sam Lee pulled the weekend double with wins Saturday and Sunday. Lee took down the Falling Springs Open in Versailles, Ky., before traveling to Smyrna, Tenn., to win the Rutherford Anniversary.

It did not come easy for him as both events came down to a playoff. Lee shot a 20-under par 208 at the Fallings Springs Open and a 12-under par 102 at the Rutherford Anniversary before winning the playoff in both. Ben Page tied for seventh at the Rutherford Anniversary and Harper Thompson took second in Advanced.

Tray Desnoyer got his first win of the year at the Copper Hills Classic 2018 in Millington, Tenn. He tied for the low score in round two to come back from a one stroke deficit after round one and win by the same margin.

His 19-under par 111 just edged teammate Jacob Henson, who finished second. Street Team member Van Moss won Advanced.

Cooper Legee got a narrow win of his own at the Porcupine Ridge Open in Augusta, Maine, with his 10-under par 102 over two rounds. Legee was in a three-way tie for first after the first round and found a way to separate himself by a stroke over two competitors in a tie for second. One of them was Christian Olsen, who was right on Legee’s heels throughout the event.

Bobby Jones got some home cooking at the Rochester Flying Disc Open in New York. The Rochester native got the win in the Pro Masters 50+ division with a 5-under par 190 over three rounds. He posted his best score in the final round to pull away and secure a four stroke margin.

Gannon Buhr stayed hot in the Advanced Division with his fourth consecutive win. Buhr’s 15-under par 93 at the The 25th Newton Parks Disc Golf Tournament in Newton, Iowa, put him on top by three throws. His 1027-rated final round helped erase a four stroke deficit after round one.

Shortly after his first sanctioned win of the year, Marcos Castillo turned around and won the New Mexico State Doubles with his partner.

Tournament Player - Finish
Morristown Open 🏆 Chris Dickerson – 1st
Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Paul Ulibarri – T-3rd
Seppo Paju – 5th

Catrina Allen – 4th (FPO)
Copper Hills Classic 2018 🏆 Tray Desnoyer – 1st
Jacob Henson – 2nd
Porcupine Ridge Open 🏆 Cooper Legee – 1st
Christian Olsen – T-2nd
Rutherford Anniversary 🏆 Sam Lee – 1st
Ben Page – T-7th

Harper Thompson – 2nd (Adv)
Falling Springs Open 🏆 Sam Lee – 1st
Rochester Flying Disc Open 🏆 Bobby Jones – 1st (MP50+)
The 25th Newton Parks Disc Golf Tournament Nick Snelling – 2nd
Jesse Kirk – T-5th

🏆 Gannon Buhr – 1st (Adv)
New Mexico State Doubles 🏆 Marcos Castillo – 1st
4th Annual Capital City Crush Logan Weiss – 2nd
2018 South Dakota Disc Golf Championships Daniel Polk – T-3rd
Montana State Championships Jared Person – 2nd
2018 South Dakota Disc Golf Championships Daniel Polk – T-3rd
Mad City Open Mitch Privette – 8th