2022 USDGC and TPWDGC – Daily Team Updates

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Day One Update

The 2022 United States Disc Golf Championship and Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship began today at the famed Winthrop Arena in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The event is already exceeding expectations. New changes to the course have it more difficult than year’s past. To match, the field is deeper and better prepared than ever before. The Championship Village is bustling with spectators checking out the limited-edition merch, food trucks, putting games, music, and more. Day one has set the stage for an amazing Championship Weekend to come. 

At the end of the first round, Team Innova’s Ohn Scoggins is sitting in a tie for 4th place. She got off to a slow start, but picked it up by nailing a huge 50 footer for birdie through the triple mando on hole 7. She went on to birdie four of the next six holes, finishing the day at 3 under par. 

Hailey King shot a -2 and is in a tie for 7th place. Hailey took an Eagle on hole 9, blasting her drive through the guardian trees and then sinking a putt from the edge of the circle for her two. Jen Allen shot -1 and sits in 12th place. Henna Blomroos and Eveliina Salonen shot even par and are tied for 13th. Eveliina led the field in C1 Hits in Regulation and was the only player in the FPO to take only one OB stroke for the round. 

 
 
 
 
 
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For the MPO, Garrett Gurthie shot a great round at 7 under par, leaving him one stroke off the lead in a tie for 3rd place. Garrett led the field in Parked percentage and C1 Hits in Regulation. In proper GG fashion, he took an Eagle on the 549 foot hole 10 to move to -7 through the first ten holes. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Calvin Heimburg sits in a tie for 5th, just two strokes off the lead. Calvin led the field in Birdie percentage, taking birdies on half the holes of his opening round. He made 100% of his putts inside the circle and nailed two putts from deep. Gregg Barsby shot -4 for the day, leaving him in a tie for 14th place. Barsby closed out his round with a 50 footer for birdie on the treacherous green of hole 18. 

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The USDGC and TPWDGC are two of the most anticipated tournaments of the year. After round one, many players are still in position to win these prestigious titles. Catch second day coverage live on the Disc Golf Network airing tomorrow, Friday, October 7, 2022 at 9:30 AM EDT. Check this article at the end of each day for a tournament update and follow @TeamInnovaDiscs on Instagram and Facebook for all the highlights from this year’s USDGC and TPWDGC.