A little further south in the Garden State, 10 1000+ rated men and five 900+ rated women are underway in Stafford Woods.
The last two winners in the MPO division, Matt Bell and Andrew Fish, are back, but Michael Johansen and crew will try their best to keep the two from adding more hardware to the trophy cabinet. As the highest rated female player, Missy Gannon will be attempting to keep Michelle Frazer from upping her win total at Stafford.
In Kentucky, Emerson Keith will be looking for his first top 10 finish in two months, and looks like he’ll be in contention for a win against Chris Dickerson. Two-time defending champion Sam Lee will be attempting the upset.
A bit of a surprising field is down in North Carolina, with Ricky Wysocki and Paul Ulibarri joining NC locals Barry Schultz, Jeremy Koling, Nathan Queen, and Dan Hastings for what should be a fun tourney in Greenville. Elaine King is the name to beat in FPO.
Can Zach Melton recapture the Seth Burton Memorial trophy after winning the event back when it was a B-tier in 2015? Tyler Horne hasn’t gone anywhere and will try to keep that from happening. Or maybe it’s 1031-rated Matt Hammersten’s turn to win his first A-tier of his career.
Christine Jennings will also be looking to get back to her A-tier winning ways in FPO.
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 [email protected]