Catrina Allen has been locked in several tight races which have been decided on the final hole this season. At The San Francisco Open, however, Allen was able to relax on the 18th tee, the tournament well in hand. She earned that sigh of relief with an eye-popping 18-under par 180, which led the field by nine.
Matt Orum and Cale Leiviska each won their third event of the season over the weekend. Orum scored his in Memphis, Tenn., at the 37th Annual Dogwood Classic. Leiviska pulled double duty in Saint Paul, Minn., at Earth Day at Bethel University. Leiviska ran the event and managed to come out on top with a five stroke win.
Catrina Allen’s last three events have been decided on the tournament’s final hole, and this time, she came out on top. Allen conquered the Kansas wind to secure her fourth Glass Blown Open title and first National Tour win of the season with a birdie, as four rounds and four days culminated in one last trip to Emporia Country Club’s treacherous 413-foot 18th hole. In Open Men, Cale Leiviska climbed two spots on the final day to finish in a tie for fifth.
Matt Orum came off the top rope to win the Southside Smackdown 15. Orum is a formidable regular at Southern Nationals events, this time taking a victory in Mobile, Ala. Ezra Robinson has proved tough to beat in Georgia, winning his fourth event in the Peach State this year at The Masters at McCurry.
It was tight at the top for both Open Men and Open Women at the Jonesboro Open, the latest Disc Golf Pro Tour event in Arkansas. For Catrina Allen, it was down to the wire as the champion was decided on the last hole. In Open Men, Kevin Jones’ placed himself squarely in the mix from the start, and Chris Dickerson tied the hot score in the second round to join Jones on the final round lead card.
Chris Dickerson tuned up for this weekend’s Jonesboro Open with a win seven stroke win at The Iron Pig. He totaled a 21-under par 95 over two rounds at the Harriman, Tenn., event. Ragna Bygde snagged her second win in as many tournaments at the Furious Squirrel in Albion, Mich. Bygde showed little rust for her first event since February, posting the hot score in both rounds.
Kevin Jones returned to his home state of Arkansas after the West Coast swing, where he picked up a nine stroke win at the 5th Annual Clash at the Dam in Van Buren. Photo by Ty Browning
There was no question Catrina Allen would pick up her first signature win of 2019 sooner rather than later. It was only a matter of when. Allen turned in a masterful performance at the Waco Annual Charity Open in Texas. Seppo Paju also finished with a flourish, as his bogey-free 14-under 53 moved him into a third place tie.