Weekend Rewind: Jones Gets First Win Of 2019 In Texas

Mandujanos warm up for DGPT debut

With time off between Disc Golf Pro Tour stops, and only B-tiers and lower on the docket, pros were spread all over last weekend. Most stuck to the southern region of the United States as eyes turn to Waco, Texas this week.

San Angelo, Texas broke up the drive from Arizona for a handful of touring regulars. The Crush on the Concho saw eight 1000+ rated players in MPO duke it out over three rounds. Kevin Jones bested Emerson Keith by four strokes to take home the W, Jones’ first win as a Prodigy-sponsored player. He averaged 1058-rated golf, 27 points over his rating.

Jeremy Koling, Reid Frescura, and Garrett Gurthie rounded out the top five. Ellen Widboom topped Lauren Butler in FPO.

In another Texas B-tier, the Red Rock Show, a surprise winner, 989-rated local Marshall Blanks, took home the trophy by beating out Chandler Fry, Alex Russell, Coda Hatfield, and Bradley Williams. Seeing as this was Blanks’ third win of the season, maybe it’s actually not much of a surprise. He pulled away from the field to win by six strokes and had a 1075-rated second round. You may remember Blanks from a JomezPro Final 9 video.

There was no surprise in FPO as Valerie Mandujano grabbed another win, her fourth in four tries in 2019. Stephanie Vincent came in second and Alexis Mandujano came in third. We’ll get to see the Mandujano sisters again this weekend at the Waco Annual Charity Open.

Takeaways

  • Chris Dickerson notched another win at the Creekside Open in North Carolina. Dan Hastings took second.
  • Matt Orum got a victory at the Pot of Gold in Lousiana. We’ll get to see Matty-O in Waco.
  • Good win for Jeff Faes as he won the Stafford Lake Pro-Am over James Proctor and Dustin Keegan, to name a few. Amanda Zaccone won by one over Zoe Andyke in FPO.
  • Nick Wood and Kona Panis grabbed wins at the ACO VIII in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • Andrew Presnell popped up to Kansas for the Rosedale Cup and a victory before heading back south to Waco.  
  • The Desert Dream Classic was kind to Paul Ulibarri, giving him his third win of 2019.
  • It may have been a charity event, but Will Schusterick is in the win column since last July’s Pärnu Open.
  • Zach Melton shot above his rating both rounds to win the Schumaker Shootout.
  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at bennwineka [at] gmail if you have something interesting.

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