For a full tournament recap and 5th round update, check out our article 2022 PDGA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – TOURNAMENT RECAP
Day Four Update
The fourth round of the 2022 Professional Disc Golf World Championships is in the books and the field has started to separate out. Team Innova still has players in both divisions looking to make a move into the top spot on the final day. Tomorrow, over 2,000 spectators are expected to be there for the crowning of a new World Champion. Check InnovaDiscs.com for a tournament recap and follow @TeamInnovaDiscs on Instagram and Facebook for highlights from this year’s Worlds.
Six Innova Women in Top 10
Henna Blomroos finished the day in solo 2nd place, shooting -6 in the fourth round. Henna has been the most consistent player off the tee at this event. She leads the field in Strokes Gained Tee to Green, Parked percentage, C1 hits in regulation, and C2 hits in regulation. Even with her unbelievable throwing performance, Henna sits five strokes off the lead. She will need to dig deep and get clutch on the putting green if she wants to be the 2022 PDGA World Champion. Given Henna’s impressive list of past tournament wins, we know she has the experience to make the final-day push needed to take this event down.
Eveliina Salonen is in 4th place and shot -3 in today’s round. She leads in Fairway Hit percentage and has taken fewer OB strokes than anyone else in the field. Similar to her teammate Henna, Eveliina has been throwing the disc unbelievably well, but struggling on the putting green. If Eveliina can get her putter hot, she is in great shape to finish the event on the podium.
Ohn Scoggins shot a -5 for the day and is in a tie for 6th place. As usual, Ohn leads the field in Strokes Gained Putting. This season, Ohn Scoggins is not only handily the best putter in the FPO, but she has the best combined C1 and C2 putting percentage of any player on Team Innova, male or female. She is riding her exceptional putting to a top finish at this year’s Worlds. Ohn pulled a muscle in the second round that is undoubtedly affecting her ability to throw. That said, she is battling through her injury like a champion and could still make the podium if she can put together a special round tomorrow.
Hailey King, Jennifer Allen, and Kat Mertsch are all tied in 10th place at -9 for the event. Though these players may no longer be in contention for the win, a top 10 finish at the World Championship is a dream result for most. Hailey, Jen, and Kat will want to bring their best tomorrow to secure themselves as strong a finish as possible.
Calvin Heimburg Vies for World Title
Calvin Heimburg finished the day with a -7 that left him in a tie for 3rd place. He will be on tomorrow’s lead card, striving to make a move to the top of the podium. Calvin leads the field in Parked percentage and is second in the field for Birdie percentage. Calvin played an exciting fourth round, highlighted by a chain-out for ace on the island Hole 16. With five strokes to make up on the leader, it will take some fantastic shooting in the final round for Calvin to take down this event. With his laser-accurate drives and ability to drop putts from deep, Calvin can do it if anyone can.
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Anthony Barela is proving himself to be a real contender at this year’s World Championships. He is sitting in 7th place and shot a -7 for today’s round. AB leads the field in Strokes Gained Tee to Green, Parked percentage, and C1 hits in regulation. At 32 under par for the event, Anthony is just two strokes off the 3rd place competitors. All AB needs is one more hot round and the young player will be standing on a World Championship podium.
Innova Team Captain, Nate Sexton, is in 9th place at a score of -30 for the week. In his pre-tournament interview, Nate suggested that these long, Emporia courses might not shape so well for his game. He must have forgotten his consistent ability to rise to the occasion of the World Championships. Nate Sexton took 3rd place in 2021 and 6th place in 2019. Sexton still needs to put together a great last round here in 2022 to secure another top 10 Worlds finish.
By the end of tomorrow, we will have a new Disc Golf World Champion. Team Innova has players in both the FPO and MPO making every effort to secure that title. Final day coverage will be aired live on the Disc Golf Network tomorrow, September 3rd at 9:00 am CT. Look out for a tournament recap on InnovaDiscs.com and follow @TeamInnovaDiscs on Instagram and Facebook for highlights from the 2022 Professional Disc Golf World Championships.