WEEKEND ROUNDUP: ULIBARRI LEADS SIX PRODIGY PLAYERS ATOP MPO LEADERBOARD, ALLEN FIGHTS BACK TO SIXTH IN FPO AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Article by Idris Garcia | Cover Photo by Local Route Photography
On the PDGA’s biggest stage, Team Prodigy answered the call.
Six players claimed top-12 spots in Open Men, while Catrina Allen jumped five spots in the last round to take sixth in Open Women at the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.
Paul Ulibarri led the charge at Smuggler’s Notch Resort Disc Golf Center in Jeffersonville, Vt., with a fourth place finish. Ulibarri played on the lead card in three of the five rounds, ultimately shooting a 38-under par 273.
He made one last run at the world title, birdieing four of his last six holes, but could not come all the way back. Late round surges were the signature of his tournament, as Ulibarri shot 25-under par combined on the back nines of Fox Run Meadows and Brewster Ridge during the five rounds.
Matt Orum, known for posting strong scores at the World Championships, hunted the lead from chase card. Orum’s 5-under par final round saw an unfortunate end on hole 18, but the Alabama-pro held a share of the lead at one time during the final round. His 36-under par 275 put him in fifth.
Seppo Paju joined Orum on the chase card and matched his 5-under score in round five. Paju jumped up one spot into a tie for sixth with a 34-under par 277 total. Cale Leiviska finished one stroke back in 8th, finishing strong with an 8-under par final round.
Cameron Colglazier posted a 10-under par in round five to tie for the hot round of the day and jump a whopping 12 spots into a tie for ninth at a 30-under par 281. Chris Dickerson tied for 12th, just one stroke back.
Catrina Allen also made a move on the final day, propelling herself five spots up the leaderboard with a 1-under par. It was tied for the low score of the day in the division and brought her to a 25-over par 336 total and a sixth place finish.
Other Top Finishes
Staying up North, Sam Castiglione took down the Tom Beck Memorial Luau in Lewiston, N.Y. with a 15-under par 228 over four rounds. He battled throughout the weekend with Bobby Jones, who came in second, four strokes back. Castiglione led for the first two rounds before Jones tied it up after round three. Castiglione tied for the hot score in the last round for the win.
Marcos Castillo got his first win of the season in Santa Fe, N.M., at the Ski Bueno Classic. He came back from a two stroke deficit and won with an 8-under par 110 over two rounds.
Dan Hastings picked up a third consecutive victory at the Midtown Chiropractic Disc Golf Championships. His 25-under par 204 topped the podium by two strokes after four rounds in Zebulon, N.C.
Jared Person took first in the Farragut Warmup #3 in Athol, Idaho, to sweep the Farragut warmup series of tournaments.
Billy Ray Osborn won his 15th event across three divisions in 2018. This time, he won Advanced at the 4th Annual Shoot-Out @ The Glen. He tossed the best score in the second and final round in Richmond, Ind., to take the trophy.
In unsanctioned doubles action, the father-son pair of Nick and Dawson Snelling won Davenport DoublesMania.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships||Paul Ulibarri - 4th
Matt Orum - 5th
Seppo Paju - T-6th
Cale Leiviska - 8th
Cameron Colglazier - T-9th
Chris Dickerson - T-12th
Catrina Allen - T-6th (FPO)
|Tom Beck Memorial Luau||🏆 Sam Castiglione - 1st
Bobby Jones - 2nd
|Midtown Chiropractic Disc Golf Championships||🏆 Dan Hastings - 1st|
|Farragut Warmup #3||🏆 Jared Person - 1st|
|Ski Bueno Classic||🏆 Marcos Castillo - 1st|
|Davenport DoublesMania||🏆 Nick Snelling - 1st
🏆 Dawson Snelling - 1st
|4th Annual Shoot-Out @ The Glen||🏆 Billy Ray Osborn - 1st (Adv)|
|Bassett Creek Open||Daniel Polk - 4th|
|Jerry in the Pines||Ryan Johnson - 5th|