The primary day of competitors is within the books on the Play It Once more Sports activities Jonesboro Open offered by Prodigy, and it was fairly the thrilling one from un-official 1026 rated rounds in FPO and a filmed ace in MPO. The motion is simply heating up with two days of competitors left.
It was a tail of two instances as gamers on the 9:36 AM tee time, and the 1 PM tee time united to take a share of the lead after day one.
Teeing off early within the morning was Calvin Heimburg. Collaborating within the Gatekeeper Media spherical one characteristic card, Heimburg is trying to bookend his season with Disc Golf Professional Tour victories. Heimburg began the day sluggish and included a bogey on gap 5 earlier than continuing to birdie eleven of the ultimate 13 holes.
Teeing off within the afternoon was defending champion Paul McBeth. McBeth went bogey-free on the day en path to tieing Heimburg for the lead. McBeth began the day saying that something 9 or higher on the course was strong, and he proved so in his play immediately. When wanting in direction of a calmer forecast for shifting day, McBeth mentioned that it might open the door for him to be extra aggressive early on within the spherical.
Becoming a member of Heimburg and McBeth on the lead card tomorrow will likely be Thomas Gilbert. This isn’t the primary time the season we’ve got seen Gilbert push in direction of the highest of the pack. He set the tempo early at Idlewild earlier than dropping off down the stretch. Gilbert attributed his managed distance to why he’s on the lead card going into shifting day. He mentioned, “there are a variety of holes which can be simply on the sting of their distance [other players], so having the ability to get these photographs there are useful.”
Rounding out the lead card tomorrow will likely be lefty Reid Frescura. Frescura made a reputation for himself by skipping his drives off the water on Gap 17 on the Lake Eureka Temp course throughout Ledgestone a couple of years in the past. Nonetheless, the Michigan native has the abilities to again up his trick photographs and is in a superb place to make strikes in direction of the highest three on Friday.
Talking of trick photographs, there was one ace on the day, caught on movie by Jomez Professional and witnessed by Jeremy Koling. Garrett Gurthie discovered the basket in a single on gap fifteen immediately, which helped land him on chase card for the second spherical.
Reside protection of the MPO division of Play It Once more Sports activities Jonesboro Open offered by Prodigy begins at 12:35 PM CT. Make plans to tune in and watch on the Disc Golf Community!
Shifting over to the FPO aspect, a couple of newer faces made their approach in direction of the highest of the leaderboard, however not one of the competitors matched the unofficial 1026 rated spherical put up by the present event chief.
Coming in early as one among solely 5 gamers below par immediately was Krissie Fountain. Fountain hails from Manor, Texas, and turned professional in 2018. This yr has been Fountain’s first season to play Disc Golf Professional Tour occasions, and beforehand, she completed twentieth on the Waco Annual Charity Open. Fountain completed one-under-par and can lead off the chase card tomorrow.
Whereas Fountain was discovering success on the massive stage immediately, defending champion Paige Pierce was additionally discovering success by the recent spherical she was laying down on the lead card. Pierce secured ten birdies immediately to complete with an unofficial 1026 rated spherical. Pierce will look to widen her lead on shifting day on the Disc Facet of Heaven.
Trailing Pierce immediately however nonetheless within the hunt is Hailey King. King had 5 bogeys that, if traded for pars, would lead to her being just one throw off the lead. King has the gap and wherewithal to go toe-to-toe with Pierce however being six-throws behind her; will probably be an uphill climb all weekend.
In a tie for third at two-under-par is Jessica Weese and Catrina Allen. Weese and Allen each struggled in their very own methods immediately. Weese with hassle early, and Allen by ending her spherical with two back-to-back bogeys. Exterior of those few miscues, although, each gamers had strong rounds.
The play is simply heating up on the Play It Once more Sports activities Jonesboro Open offered by Prodigy. Make plans to observe shifting day on the Disc Golf Community beginning at 3 PM CT for the FPO division.