Back-to-Back Vinny Victories: 2024 OTB Open Champion

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4 Trophies in 4 Events

Let the Innova win streak continue! Calvin Heimburg took down last weekend’s 2024 OTB Open, making back-to-back DGPT wins for Vinny. Combine that with Eveliina’s back-to-back wins at Champions Cup and the Copenhagen Open to make four consecutive tournaments with an Innova athlete in the top spot. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another Comeback Win for Vin

Calvin Heimburg just went back-to-back for the first time in his career! At last weekend’s 2024 OTB Open, Vinny went into the final round with a one stroke deficit and came out with a two stroke lead over Gavin Rathbun. 

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Calvin led the field in Parked percentage at 24%; that means tap-in birdies on nearly a quarter of the holes he played. He led in Strokes Gained Tee to Green and C1 Hits in Regulation. Combine that with solid putting when it counted most and Calvin was going to be hard to beat. 

This is the third year in a row that Vinny has more than one win on Tour, the only player in the MPO who can make that claim. This past weekend’s victory tied Calvin for the 6th most DGPT Elite wins of all time. It also moved him into 4th of the most comeback wins at DGPT Elites. 2023 was the season of Vinny, but his reign seems far from over. Given his past few seasons and his sustainable play style, Vinny might be the player of the decade. 


Expect A Lot More Latta 

With 30 starts spanning over 4 years, Randon Latta earned his first DGPT podium at the 2024 OTB Open! He came into the final round tied for 15th place. He went on to tie the course record at -13, shooting twelve birdies, one eagle, and no bogeys. His excellent finish was worth $5,000, nearly double Randon’s previous best payday.

Randon tied Calvin for 1st in C1 Hits in Regulation. He kept the disc in bounds and did not miss a C1x putt in the final round. So far this year, Randon is averaging better than he did last year. If he can get hot like he did in the final round of OTB, Randon could be Team Innova’s next new Champion. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Team Innova Top MPO Performances

Garrett Gurthie had his best finish of 2024 so far, tying for 10th place. He was 2nd in the MPO in Strokes Gained Tee to Green. 

Bradley Williams finished in a tie for 13th place. He kept the disc in bounds and had the best Scrambling rate in the field. On hole 16 in the first round, Bradley had an epic 424-foot throw-in for Birdie. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kat Lands on her Feet

Kat Mertsch had her best finish of the season up to this point, taking 2nd place. That marks her 6th top 10 so far this year.

After playing a strong first 35 holes, Mertsch took a triple bogey on hole 18 of the 2nd round. Instead of letting that one bad hole deflate her, Kat came out on fire in the final round. She shot -6 in the front 9, keeping the leaders looking over their shoulders. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kat led the field in Parked percentage at 20%. She was 2nd in Strokes Gained Tee to Green and 3rd in C1 and C2 Hits in Regulation. She has had two of her top finishes in the past two events. If Kat can keep the momentum rolling into Portland, those long holes should play well to her strengths. 


Getting It Done from C2

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Ohn Scoggins hasn’t missed the top 10 yet this season! At last weekend’s OTB Open, Ohn took 4th place. She had the best Scramble rate in the FPO, salvaging par or better nearly every time she made a throwing error. She was 2nd in the field in C2 Hits in Regulation and she led the field in C2 putting at an impressive 38%. Ohn remains in 2nd place of the DGPT Point Standings behind Innova Teammate Eveliina Salonen in 1st. 


Team Innova Top FPO Performances

Jessica Weese earned her first top 10 finish of the season, taking 8th place. She was tied for 3rd in C2 Hits in Regulation.

Sophia Donnecke tied for 14th place at her first Disc Golf Pro Tour event, one week after taking 2nd place at the Las Vegas Challenge. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Onto Oregon  

In two weeks, the players head to Portland for the 2nd DGPT+ event of the year, the 2024 Portland Open. The following weekend is the 2024 Beaver State Fling presented by Innova, a favorite Tour stop of both fans and athletes. Back in Europe, the next Pro Tour event will be held in Turku, Finland giving our champion, Eveliina Salonen, a home course advantage. Tune in to the Disc Golf Network to catch the action live. Visit Innovadiscs.com for tournament recaps, tips, Innova news, and more.