On the heals of the inaugural Preserve Championship, the Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) stopped in Manitowoc, WI, July 10-12, for the Silver Cup and three rounds on the Rollin’ Ridge disc golf course.
Innova Star Team athletes Ricky Wysocki and Lisa Fajkus competed in stacked fields and brought home victories in their respective divisions. In the Open division, Wysocki’s teammates, Calvin Heimburg and James Conrad, were in contention all weekend. In Female Pro Open (FPO), Ellen Widboom shot consistent golf, finishing in a tie for second place, two strokes behind Fajkus. Here’s a look back at the weekend action courtesy of Disc Golf Pro Tour, Alyssa Van Lanen, Par Save Media, and GK Prooductions.
A Strong Return for Wysocki’s Putting Game
Wysocki lead the field in birdie percentage and circle two (10-20m) in regulation. He also scored consistently throughout the event, averaging -10 per round, finishing at -31 under par. Silver Cup was Wysocki’s first tour win since the 2019 San Francisco Open.
Short Game Key to Fajkus’ Win
Fajkus is known for her short game skill and she put it to the test at Rollin’ Ridge. The extra putting work during the Covid-19 off season paid off. She ranked second in birdie percentage and circle one (10m) putting.
Heimburg Contends, Again
Heimburg’s game was hot at Silver Cup. Going into the final round, he was just a stroke behind Wysocki. After a strong start, he hit a stretch of holes where he missed birdies and carded his only double bogey of the event. Heimburg finished in second place at -27 under par and four strokes out of first. In each of the last three DGPT events, he’s battled to the wire to take second place.
Widboom Owned the Fairway
Rollin’ Ridge is set in a wooded park with gently rolling hills. The technical layout played into Widboom’s driving game as she lead the women’s field in fairways hits and “parked” percentages. Her hot second round was highlighted by seven birdies.
Team Innova Top Finishers
Open Division Video Coverage
FPO Division Video Coverage
The DGPT continues at the Great Lakes Open in Milford, MI, July 24-26. Follow dgpt.com for more information.
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