Top Three Battle in Minnesota

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Paul McBeth, Will Schusterick, and Dave Feldberg sit 1-2-3 in the PDGA National Tour points race with only two events remaining. This weekend the trio was in Twin Cities, MN for the 25th annual Minnesota Majestic.

McBeth came out firing at Blue Ribbon Pines carding a 71, the best score of the opening round. Feldberg answered in round two with a 53, a full 5 shots better than Paul, to take the lead by 2. McBeth reclaimed one of those lost shots in round three, however the pair posted identical scores in the final two rounds giving Dave the win by one. Ken Climo finished in 3rd, and Will Schusterick finished in 4th. Jay Reading had a nice showing in Masters to finish in second, while Sarah Cunningham (aka Stanhope) finished 3rd among the pro ladies.

Ricky Wysocki powered-up in the 9-hole final at the Fort Steilacoom Open to swipe victory from teammate, Kyle Crabtree. Kyle held a cozy 6-shot lead with nine holes to play. Then Ricky went nuts shooting a 23, a full 7 shots better than Kyle, to win by one. Tim Skellenger finished in a tie 3rd and Ray Johnson finished 6th.

Germany’s Simon Lizotte went toe-to-toe with Avery Jenkins for three rounds in Berlin. Then in round four Simon delivered the knockout punch, increasing his lead from 1 shot to 5 for the final round. Avery finished strong but it was too little too late. Simon refused to surrender his lead and went on to become the Berlin Open Champion.

Other top performers this weekend include Espen Mokkelgjerd who was victorious at the Bodo Open in Norway, Steve Brinster won by 10 strokes over the reigning world champion at the Attack of the Wolfe, and Russel Burns at the Jared Hilton Memorial. Josh Childs and Matt Dollar also finished 1-2 at the Georgia Super Series event in Blairsville, GA.

Top players now heads to Sweden for the Stockholm Open which is the last big tune up before the 2012 Pro Worlds in Charlotte. As the summer heats up, so is the action on the PDGA Tour. For complete scores and highlights visit www.pdga.com.