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MVP Open: Pierce Turns It On Late To Take Lead

Round 2 Recap

Photo: Dan Ney – DGPT

An eventful moving day gave us new leaders after two days at the MVP Open at Maple Hill.

  • Paige Pierce was able to cut down a couple mistakes and dial in her putter from distance to shoot an officially rated 1003 4-under par to move into the lead at 6-under par total. Pierce had six birdies over the final eight holes, which included a throw-in from outside Circle 2, and three C2 putts to overtake Sarah Hokom for first place on the 17th hole. Pierce is first in fairway hits and Circle 1 in regulation after 36 holes.
  • An OB an two-putt on the water carry hole 14 led to a double-bogey for day one leader Hokom, who otherwise played a pretty clean day with only one other hole over par. Tricky lies were only partly to blame for a 44% C1X putting rate, with five holes needing two-putts inside 33 feet to finish. It’s her lowest percentage C1X round since the opener at the this year’s Ledgestone Open.
  • Hailey King is in fourth place at 1-under par total, and her 2-under par second round saw her hit only 1-of-4 C1X attempts. She added two C2 birdies, and bookended her round with her two bogeys.
  • On pace for her second career podium finish at Maple Hill is Lisa Fajkus, who moved up to third at 2-under par total.

The lead card of Pierce, Hokom, Fajkus, and King tees off at 3 pm EST.

Highlights

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Different day. Same putt. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Paige Pierce has a 1-shot lead over Sarah Hokom heading into the Final Round at Maple Hill. Will she hang on? To find out live, head to the Disc Golf Pro Tour's YouTube channel or on the Disc Golf Network!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #discgolfprotour⁠ #discgolfnetwork⁠ #dgpt2020⁠ #mvpopen2020

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    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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