Highlight: AJ Carey Aces Hole 1 At USDGC

First throw of event an ace for local, former Am World champ

Ken Climo may have been getting more attention with his ceremonial toss during round one to open the United States Disc Golf Championship, but it was AJ Carey on the next card that gave us our first USDGC highlight.

Carey, playing on the 8:40 am card, the second of the event, hit the gap over the rock formation heading toward the traditional pin placement on hole 1. As the disc began fading, it skipped straight off the wet morning dew and into the chains for an ace on Carey’s first throw of the tournament.

AJ Carey Ace

Carey, who lists Rock Hill as home on his PDGA page, won the 2017 PDGA Amateur World Championship and is playing in his first USDGC.

He was 4-under par through three holes at the time of publication.

  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. Follow him on Instagram at @bennwineka if you never want to see any new posts.

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