Paul McBeth continued his superior tournament play this weekend as the PDGA National Tour rolled into Emporia, KS for the 2015 Glass Blown Open. Scoring conditions were ideal and McBeth carded three hot rounds in a row in route to a commanding, 7-throw win. “That was the best weather I have ever played in in Emporia”, said McBeth.
It was Jeremy Koling who held the lead after round one. Koling got the better of Paul in a sudden death playoff at the Memorial earlier this year, proving that “Big Jerm” can handle the moment. Koling is one of just three people to beat McBeth in head-to-head action this season.
That was the best weather I have ever played in in Emporia.
Koling would stumble in round two however, opening the door for McBeth and one of the weekend’s hottest stories, Discmania’s 17-year old phenom, Eagle Wynne McMahon. Eagle matched McBeth’s second round of 48 which vaulted the pair to the top of the leader board. Round two also provided a Disc Golf #SCTop10 moment when Billy Engel hit a 380 foot ace with a TeeBird that made it to the #2 spot on ESPN SportsCenter.
Unlike McBeth, Eagle lacks time on the game’s biggest stages and the inexperience showed during Saturday’s final round. Eagle posted a mediocre round of 65 to close the event, which dropped him to 9th place. McMahon did gain valuable experience however, and many believe that time is the only thing standing between Eagle and success at this level.