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USDGC: Dickerson Adds To Advantage With 18 To Play

Round 3 Recap

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGA

The movement at the top didn’t play out how we would have predicted it during round 3 of the United States Disc Golf Championship.

  • Chris Dickerson started his round with the lead and looked prepared to defend it, opening with five consecutive birdies. His next six holes were not as smooth, going even par with two bogeys, but he used his smooth putting stroke to save strokes by hitting Circle 2 putts for a par and bogey save. The back third of the course was bogey-free and brought his daily total to 8-under par, and overall score to 32-under par, four ahead of second place. He leads the division in C2 putting, and finding C1 in regulation, and is second in C1x putting and C2 in regulation.
  • Making the most of the second moving day was Kyle Klein, who jumped two spots off the chase card into second place with a hot round 12-under par; he’s at 28-under par overall. He led round 3 in both C1 and C2 in regulation, and converted 12-of-13 putts from C1X. Klein is top five in every major statistical category with the exception of C1X putting.
  • Eagle McMahon not only missed several opportunities to score throughout the round, he also had two double-bogeys that dropped his round to a 4-under par, and overall score of 26-under par in third place. McMahon was visibly frustrated at times, including the double-bogey on hole 13 where his game plan has him playing more conservatively. He found OB off the tee, and got hung up in greenery trying to make the corner.
  • While five players are tied in fifth — Calvin Heimburg, Nathan Queen, Ricky Wysocki, Zackeriath Johnson — they are 10 strokes out of the lead, and four off the podium. Heimburg made the biggest move of the group, matching Klein’s hot round and gaining 10 positions.
  • We’d be remiss to not mention Paul McBeth throwing a 5-under par and falling three spots into a tie for ninth at 20-under par total. Too often he was unable to get into Circle 1 to score, and his C2 stroke was not falling.
Kyle Klein at the 2020 USDGC. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGA
  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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