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Jonesboro Open: Pierce Keeps Lead, Three Others Turn In 7-Under Rounds

Round 2 Recap

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPT

It was another day of picture-perfect disc golf weather in the Natural State, and the players took full advantage during round 2 of the Jonesboro Open.

  • Paige Pierce added two strokes to her round 1 lead with a hot round 9-under par pushing her to 19-under par total and an eight stroke advantage. She erased the added sticks from two bogeys by parking hole 14  for a tap-in eagle, her second eagle thus far in the event. Pierce is top three in every major statistical category with the exception of fairway hits where she ranks 12th. Both rounds 1 and 2 are currently rated over 1000.
  • The big story on the day was the rest of the lead card — Hailey King, Catrina Allen, Jessica Weese — keeping pace with the birdie fest and all scoring 7-under par rounds on Friday. Unofficially-rated 984 rounds keep each player in the same spot on the leaderboard, with King in second at 11-under par total, and Allen and Weese tied in third at 9-under par. Allen and Weese ended their days with birdies on hole 18, the second most difficult hole to par on the course, and Allen’s coming courtesy of a 50-foot dagger putt. King continues to lead the field in Circle 1X putting, having only missed one chance out of 24 attempts.
  • Four more players, Emily Beach (5th), Vanessa Van Dyken (T-6th), Missy Gannon (T-6th), and Courtney “Pixie” Cannon (T-10th), also went under par on Friday. The eight players under par in a single round is best for the Open Women’s field in competition at Jonesboro.
  • Pierce came from behind in the final round last season to win the Jonesboro Open, but was starting the final round with only a two stroke deficit.
  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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