Congratulations to Paul McBeth and KJ Nybo on their dominant performances at this weekend’s European Masters. In the end it was Paul McBeth who was able to pull ahead and capture the win by four. It was a spectacular finish as a handful of players were in contention on Sunday. But in what has become McBeth’s signature style, Paul saved his best round for last carding a tournament-best 52.
It was an exciting tournament from start to finish. The highlight of the second round was KJ's EchoStar Destroyer cruising 394' to crash into the chains for a solid ace on hole 12. SpinTV was there to capture the action, and the clip made YLE's sports highlight show.
At the end of round 2, KJ and Paul were tied for 1st. KJ carded a 56, while Paul repeated his 55 from round 1. The action didn't stop there as KJ shot a hot 3rd round of 54, pulling ahead of McBeth by two strokes. Ricky Wysocki made a charge in the third round, carding a 53 which put him 2 strokes behind Paul. With only 4 strokes separating these players, it was anyone's game heading into the finals. In true McBeast fashion, Paul shot a 1075 rated (unofficial) round of 52, propelling him to a 4 stroke victory. KJ finished a strong final round, managing to keep 3 strokes ahead of Wysocki. McBeth didn't have much time to celebrate. He's zipping back from Sweden to attend tomorrow night's Am Worlds flymart in Minneapolis.
On the women’s side, Valarie Jenkins finished in a tie for third place with current World Champion, Paige Pierce. Catrina Allen and Sweden’s Ragna Bygde took down the top two spots in comfortable fashion.
European Masters CoverageEuropean Masters web site
YLE Final Round (Finnish)
SpinTV Final Round (1/2)
SpinTV Final Round (2/2)
Across the PondBack in the states a host of Innova players were taking care of business. Nate Sexton recently moved from Oregon to North Carolina and has wasted no time making his presence known. Nate took down a host of regional talent, including teammate and Carolina legend, Brian Schweberger, at the Raleigh Disc Golf Championship. Down the road in Macon, GA, Josh Childs grabbed another win at the Jones Zen for Chains. Innova Ambassador, Steve Boylan, was also victorious. Steve grabbed a nice win in Masters at the 32nd Illinois State Championships in Joliet.
This was also a weekend where our entire Junior Team, along with Nick Duran and Nate Corder were making their way to the 2014 Amateur World Championships. We would like to wish each of them the very best of luck!Men’s Advanced - Anthony Barela
Boys U19 - Matt Kashima, Nick Duran, and Nate Corder
Boys U16 - Joel Maury-Holmes and Randon Latta
Girls U16 - Madison Rogers
Boys U13 - Jacob Courtis
Girls U13 - Lacey Brugler
If you happen to be in Minneapolis this week, please come see us, meet Paul McBeth and grab an autograph at the Am Worlds Fly Mart on Tuesday night. The event will take place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center at 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!