2023 USDGC Qualifying Information

All current, dues-paid members in good standing of the Professional Disc Golf Association are eligible to qualify for the 2023 United States Disc Golf Championship (USDGC). 

The USDGC is a PDGA Major, therefore all competitors must have a current PDGA membership and must have passed the PDGA Official certification exam in order to compete. 

Those gaining USDGC eligibility should register for the event as quickly as possible.
Register for the 2023 USDGC

Exempt from Qualifying and Special Invitations

All previous United States Disc Golf Champions receive an automatic invitation to the 2023 USDGC:

Ken Climo (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007)
Paul McBeth (2015, 2018, 2021)
Barry Schultz (2001, 2003, 2006)
Will Schusterick (2010, 2012, 2014)
Gannon Buhr (2022)
Chris Dickerson (2020)
James Conrad (2019)
Nathan Sexton (2017)
Jeremy Koling (2016)
Steve Brinster (2013)
Nikko Locastro (2009)
Nate Doss (2008)
David Feldberg (2005)

2023 Tournament Champions

The following tournament champions will receive an automatic invitation to the 2023 USDGC:

2023 United States Masters Champion (MP40)
2023 Masters World Champion (MP40)
2023 United States Amateur Champion (MA1)
2023 Amateur World Champion (MA1)
2023 Deaf National Champion (MPO)
2023 College Disc Golf National Champion (Men’s Singles)

Top 10 from the 2022 USDGC

The top 10 from the 2022 USDGC receive an automatic invitation to the 2023 USDGC:

Gannon Buhr (1)
Niklas Antila (2)
Calvin Heimburg (3)
Paul McBeth (4)
Matt Orum (5)
Isaac Robinson (6)
Ricky Wysocki (7)
Joel Freeman (7)
Kyle Klein (9)
Nate Sexton (10)

Official USDGC Qualifying Events

A total of 4 spots will be available at each of the events listed below. Competitors who participate in qualifying events that are already USDGC-eligible will be excluded from the qualifying process. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot, the tournament director should hold a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner. If a playoff is not possible, the final spot should be awarded to the player with the lowest final-round score.
Divisions other than Open (MPO) may be eligible to qualify if they compete during identical days and on the same course layout(s) as the MPO division. Decisions on whether or not non-MPO divisions are allowed to qualify are up to the tournament director of each event. A player may only qualify once at the official USDGC qualifying events listed below. Earned spots are not transferable.

2023 US Events (4 spots)

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The Challenge at Goat Hill Park
Oceanside, CA
February 10-12, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Eagle McMahon
Jacob Courtis
Parker Welck
Cody Kirkland
Las Vegas Challenge
Henderson, NV
February 23-26, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Kevin Jones
Ezra Aderhold
Drew Gibson
Zach Arlinghaus
Texas State Championships
Houston, TX
March 24-26, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Anthony Barela
James Proctor
Alden Harris
Aaron Gossage
Throw Down the Mountain
Brooksville, FL
March 31-April 2, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Sullivan Tipton
Joseph Anderson
Thomas Gilbert
Braeden Sides
2023 CDG National Champion (Singles)
Marion, NC
April 5-8, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Tanner Young
Blue Ridge Championship at North Cove
Marion, NC
April 14-16, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Bradley Williams
Ben Callaway
Väinö Mäkelä
Jakub Semerád
PDGA Champions Cup
Appling, GA
April 20-23, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Silas Schultz
Mason Ford
Aidan Scott
Chris Clemons
Jonesboro Open
Jonesboro, AR
April 28-30, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Andrew Presnell
Corey Ellis
Robert Burridge
Ezra Robinson
The 303 Open
Federal Heights, CO
May 5-7, 2022
Qualified Competitors
Emerson Keith
Cole Redalen
Jake Hebenheimer
Gavin Rathbun
OTB Open
Stockton, CA
May 12-14, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Emerson Keith
Cole Redalen
Jake Hebenheimer
Gavin Rathbun
Portland Open
Portland, OR
June 1-4, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Adam Hammes
Brodie Smith
Joona Heinänen
Carter Ahrens
Dynamic Discs Open
Emporia, KS
June 16-18, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Evan Smith
Mason Marchbanks
Ty Love
Albert Tamm
Des Moines Challenge
Des Moines, IA
June 23-25, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Gregg Barsby
Gavin Babcock
Simon Lizotte
Paul Ulibarri
The Preserve Championship
Clearwater, MN
June 30- July 2, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Garrett Gurthie
Chandler Kramer
Nicholas Gill
Noah Meintsma
Discraft’s Ledgestone Insurance Open
Peoria, IL
August 3-6, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Andrew Marwede
Casey White
Jared Stoll
Luke Taylor
Idlewild Open
Burlington, KY
August 11-13, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Nate Hecker
Matt Bell
Nathan Queen
Chandler Fry
PDGA Pro World Championships
Smugglers Notch, VT
August 30 - Sept 3, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Grady Shue
Raven Newsom
Andrew Fish
Nick Newton
MVP Open
Leicester, MA
September 14-17, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Luke Samson
Tristan Tanner
Connor O'Reilly
Connor Rock

International Events (2 spots)





Copenhagen Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 5-7, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Mauri Villmann
Samuel Hänninen
Foxwood Open
Baden, Ontario
May 20-22, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Casey Hanemayer
Calvin Roorda
Pro Forester
Varazdin, Croatia
June 9-11, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Scott Stokely
Silver Lätt
Konopiste Open
Konopiste, CR
June 16-18, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Daniel Davidsson
Hjalmar Fredriksson
Krokhol Open
Krokhol, Norway
June 23-25, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Øyvind Jarnes
Miro Ryhänen
Swedish Open
Boras, Sweden
June 30 - July 2, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Clay Edwards
Dennis Augustsson
Skelleftea Open
Skelleftea, Sweden
July 7-9, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Lauri Lehtinen
Pekka Hyvönen
PCS Open
More/Romdsal, Norway
July 13-15, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Eric Oakley
Luke Humphries
European Open
Nokia, Finland
July 20-23, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Nestori Tuhkanen 
Rasmus Saukkoriipi
BC Open
Langley, BC
July 21-23, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Chris Nelson
Scott Withers
Alutaguse Open
Johvi, Estonia
August 10-13, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Jesse Nieminen
Hjalte Jensen
European Disc Golf Championships
Tallinn, Estonia
August 12-20, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Tuomas Hyytiäinen
Onni Ruusunen
Sieravouri Challenge
Eura, Finland
August 25-27, 2023
Qualified Competitors
Mikael Häme
Severi Saviniemi

USDGC Monday Qualifying at Winthrop

Individual qualifying rounds will take place at Winthrop on Monday, October 2, 2023. Each of the 5 lowest rounds will earn the right to compete in the 2023 USDGC. Only 5 spots are available. A sudden-death playoff will resolve ties if necessary.
The entry fee is $75.00 and PDGA membership is not required to participate. Those who qualify for the USDGC on Monday must be current PDGA members and must pass the PDGA Officials Exam prior to Thursday’s opening round. Both of these steps can be taken in advance of Monday Qualifying at www.pdga.com.
Pre-registration is required. Online registration for USDGC Monday Qualifying is currently open.

Entry Fees, Registration, & Athlete Check-In

Entry Fee Amount: $375
Note: There will be no refunds after Friday, September 29, 2023
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Questions regarding the USDGC should be directed to:

Jonathan Poole
Event Director 
Chad Sullivan
Director of Athlete Experience