Windy then Wet Qualifier

No one said qualifying for the USDGC on Monday would be easy. And with this year’s weather conditions, it made for one of the toughest qualifiers to date with no one shooting below par. But a few were able to weather the storm. Those now qualified to the Open Flight are: Weston Isaacs 67 (even), Jason Tyra 67, Cameron Lincoln…

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Hole 14 Gets Sharper Teeth

Hole 14 isn’t known for making or breaking rounds or US Championships like other Winthrop Gold holes. But, this year’s modifications to the hole could make things a little more interesting down the stretch.  First, the Kansas hole, as it’s known, was modified by tightening the hazard rope, which now begins right behind the tee and then forms a noticeably…

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Rain/Wind Doesn’t Stop Concord Dubs Team

Amid three days of challenging weather, in the end, it was just too much from Concord, N.C., duo Travis Chumley and Wesley Shell, who steamed past their closest competitors, Jim Senior and Greg Ford during Sunday’s final round and won the US Amateur Doubles Championship by nine strokes. After a fairly dry but blustery Renaissance Gold round, Shell said even…

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2015 Dean’s Cup

The Dean’s Cup Invitational returns to the USDGC for 2015 and so do many of the teams from last year. Once again the Winthrop University disc golf team will host the event, which also features returning champ Colorado State University. Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents) returns as well. They narrowly lost to CSU in the 2014 Dean’s Cup final. Rounding…

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17. Winthrop’s Dream Killer

(Written by Robert Leonard, this story was originally published in the winter 2015 edition of Discgolfer magazine)   “It’s the hardest hole in disc golf,” Terry Gallops stated after taking a 9 in last year’s USDGC. “That hole cost me cash.” When you read a statement and see a number like that you might think he is referring to the…

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Building a Strong USDGC Legacy

When Will Schusterick first played the USDGC in 2007 at age 15, it’s safe to say he had no idea of the success that he would later find in Rock Hill, S.C. “I was just happy to play in the tournament … It was just really special to play in the event and be with the pros I looked up…

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Will Pierce Qualify on Monday?

After winning last year’s USDGC Performance Flight, Paige Pierce said she’d be back this year to try to qualify for the Open Flight during Monday Qualifying. Word is, that’s still her plan. And if she succeeds in grabbing one of those five final spots, she’d be the first woman to play in the Open Flight since it was established in…

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USDGC Player Q & A

It’s always interesting to read cool details from USDGC competitors about the Championship, especially in their own words. USDGC.com sent a handful of questions to these notable USDGC players and here’s what they wrote back: Player Ken Climo Nate Doss Dave Feldberg Simon Lizotte Paul McBeth Home Clearwater, FL Bend, OR Greenwood, DE Bremen, Germany Huntington Beach, CA USDGC Appearances…

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