Dynamic Discs Open: Pierce Makes Easy Work Of It; Gannon’s Best DGPT Finish

Final Round Recap

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – Avocado Open

The top spot on the leader board wasn’t up for much debate, but three others in the top five posted career-best Disc Golf Pro Tour finishes in the return of the Elite Series.

  • Paige Pierce got her second DGPT win of the season while averaging 995-rated golf over three rounds. In the windier conditions, three double-bogeys hampered her final round score, yet she easily offset the orange boxes with eight birdies, including going 4-under down the final third of the course. She ended the tournament first in every major UDisc Live driving category — fairway hits, parked, Circle 1 and Circle 2 in Regulation — and at 14-under par total.
  • Missy Gannon said before the round that she was gunning for second place, and shooting the hot round 4-under par 63 got her the podium position she wanted. The 1004-rated round was the second highest rated round of her career, and second in the four digits. Second place is also her best-ever finish at a DGPT event. She was bogey-free after hole 5 and led the field in C1X putting at 85%.
  • Other players in the Open Women’s field marking career-best DGPT finishes were masters-eligible Andrea Eaton and juniors-age Cynthia Ricciotti. The duo finished tied for fifth place at 12-over par total.
  • The final podium spot ended in a tie between Catrina Allen and Paige Shue. Allen was able to work her way back up after ending round 1 tied in seventh, while Shue held onto third almost the entire weekend. Shue had a chance to take third solo but a late triple-bogey on hole 17 ended that.
  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 [email protected]

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