King, Schultz Take Pro Masters World Leads For First Time

Five Masters World Champions will be crowned on Friday

Photo: PDGA

Pro tip from the 2019 PDGA Pro Masters World Championship: if you want to move up the leaderboard, avoid the bogeys.

On the Brewster Ridge course, Barry Schultz was the only player in the 40+ division to return to the clubhouse without a blemish on the scorecard, and overtook first place in the process. His 1046-rated hot round 7-under par 54 dropped him to 11-under par 174 total for the event through three rounds. Not to be outdone though was Dave Feldberg, who also moved to a share of the top spot with Schultz after a 6-under par 55 round. He has yet to shoot a round under 1036-rated.

JohnE McCray, who made a statement on Fox Run Meadows in round two to lead after 36 holes, stumbled out the gate with a triple bogey on hole 2 Thursday and finished even par. He remains at 6-under par total and is in fourth place. Steve Rico moved into third at 8-under par total.

Over at Fox Run, Elaine King had one of only three birdies on the day, and also carded the fewest bogeys in the Women 40+ division, to take first place outright at 27-over par 214 total. Her 4-over par 67 third round was 19 strokes better than the division’s best scores from the weather-marred first round on the same course, and was King’s first round over her rating. Natalie Hollok├Âi is in second at 31-over par.

Ron Convers saw his lead shrink by a stroke to Patrick Brown in 50+. Convers nabbed the elusive eagle on the par 4 hole 11 of Brewster, but had a single bogey to offset the gain; Brown was bogey-free and finished the round at 9-under par. Convers has a three stroke hold on first at 21-under par 164 total.

Mitch McClellan leads 55+ by two strokes, Dave Greenwell is ahead of 60+ by five, Johnny Sias leads 65+ for the first time, Dr. Rick Voakes is in control of 70+, Pete May leads 75+, and Carlos Rigby is in first in 80+.

Christine Hellstern is now tied with Pam Reineke for first in Women 55+, and Laurie Cloyes-Chupa is up in Women 60+.

Pro Masters Women 55+, Pro Masters Women 60+, Masters 70+, Masters 75+, and Masters 80+ will all crown champions Friday after round four.

  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 bennett@ultiworld.com

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