2017 Air Shot Of The Year Presented By Friction Gloves: Quarterfinals

Lizotte, McBeth double up their chances as the field is cut in half

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2017 Shot of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here.

The field for our 2017 Air Shot of the Year has been halved, with nary an upset to the bracket. Indeed, only Gregg Barsby managed an opening round surprise, coming from the fourth seed with his Vibram Open tunnel shot to knock off a miraculous, but less loved scramble from Ricky Wysocki at the Jonesboro Open.

Looking at the quarterfinals, then, we find that  Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth are in the driver’s seat, as both have two opportunities to make it to the semis. Are we destined for a final round showdown between a pair of disc golf titans, or can an upstart make a move?

As always, much appreciation to  Jomez ProductionsCentral Coast Disc GolfThe SpinTVSmashboxxTV, and Disc Golf Examiner for capturing these clips. Dial in those votes, and come back for more on Wednesday!

1) Lizotte vs. Weese

After a round one romp that saw him rack up nearly 1,800 votes, Lizotte’s Glass Blown Open smash for a tap-in eagle remains the front-runner:

Lizotte GBO Eagle GIF

But can Jessica Weese somehow surprise with this tee shot that nearly cashed at the Jonesboro Open?

Jessica Weese Jonesboro Metal GIF


2) Allen vs. McBeth

A smooth 250-footer along a hillside? No big deal for Jennifer Allen, who provided yet another highlight from the GBO:

Jennifer Allen GBO Throw-In GIF

Two inches higher and this one is headed to the Ace of the Year bracket. Instead, McBeth was left shaking his head in disbelief at the Ledgestone Insurance Open:

McBeth Ledgestone Almost-Ace GIF


3) Barsby vs. Lizotte

The technicality required on this Barsby shot at the Vibram Open is rivaled by few:

Barsby Vibram Open Tunnel GIF

But Lizotte also shows he can handle the woods, too — 500-plus feet of them, no less:

Lizotte PFDO Tunnel Shot GIF


4) Masters vs. McBeth

Downhill. Putter. Pole. Nicholas Masters was a pleasant surprise at the Vibram Open:

Masters Vibram Open Pole GIF

Add another huge drive to McBeth’s résumé, as he tried in vain to run down Ricky Wysocki during the final round of the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge:

McBeth GCC Water Carry GIF


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