Round 2 Recap
July 5, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Recap with 0 comments
Day one leaders at the Preserve Championship continued to play well at Airborn Disc Golf Preserve, but the scoring conditions mean no leader board position is safe in Minnesota.
- It was almost another double digit round under par for Paige Pierce, who extended her lead on first place to eight strokes. She posted a second consecutive 1000+ rated round, a 9-under par 56, to move to 19-under par total. Pierce connected on all six of her Circle 1X attempts, added three more C2 putts, and hit a 71-footer on a focused effort around the green while going bogey-free.
- She now has Catrina Allen close on her heels, but Missy Gannon maintained a hold on second place for another day. Uncharacteristic two-putts from the world champion chain-smith led to two bogeys in the middle stretch of the Black Bear layout. She’s second in the division in C1x putting and finding C2 in regulation.
- Allen had caught Gannon in second place at 11-under par total until a late bogey on 18 moved her into solo third at 10-under par total. Allen is pacing the division in C1 in regulation at 53%, nine percentage points higher than Pierce.
- For the second consecutive Disc Golf Pro Tour event an Open Women’s player has recorded a hole-in-one. In Emporia it was Deann Carey, in Clearwater it is Ellen Widboom. She found chains on the 269-foot hole 17 with water lurking behind the basket.
- Despite matching his hot round 15-under par, and having round 1 co-leader James Conrad fall off the pace, Nikko Locastro is still not in solo first. Calvin Heimburg jumped three places with a 1087-rated 17-under par day two to match Locastro in first at 30-under par total. Heimburg was bogey-free with an eagle on hole 18; Locastro had 16 birdies but a bogey on hole 3.
- A 15-under par from Eagle McMahon launched him nine spots up the board into a tie with fellow Crush Boi Simon Lizotte at 26-under par total. Lizotte was one of 10 bogey-free rounds in the top 20, and he threw-in a 180+ foot shot to save par on the par 5 hole 8.
- Thomas Gilbert was the first player to eagle the 667-foot, par 4 hole 11. The Canadian did it with a 100+ foot throw-in of his own. He is tied in 21st at 19-under par.
- Kevin Jones made the biggest jump in the top 25, moving up 27 spots with a 14-under par round. He is tied in 19th at 20-under par.
- Maybe the most impressive stretch of golf of the day came from Minnesota’s own, Jordan Castro. He went 10-under par over the back 9, closing out his day with an eagle. He’s tied in seventh at 24-under par total.
Open lead card action with Heimburg, Locastro, Lizotte, and McMahon tees off at 2 pm Central. Pierce, Gannon, Allen, and Paige Shue start the Open Women’s lead card at 4 pm.
Coverage begins at 1:35 pm on Disc Golf Network and the DGPT YouTube.