Ulibarri Displays True Sportsmanship

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Reposted account by VPO tournament director Gregg Browning: “GG (Garrett Gurthie) won in the playoff over (Paul) Ulibarri on the third hole. Paul exhibited one of the greatest moments of sportsmanship I have ever witnessed in disc golf. On the first playoff hole, both players’ second shots were close. Garrett was out and on …a 15′ putt, he hit dead center chain and the disc dropped in the basket. However, what happened next I have never seen before the disc hit the bottom of the cage and bounced out.”

Not wanting to win on the flukiest of shots, Paul threw his putt into the dirt and both players finished out with a 4.

“On the next hole Paul got into trouble on the drive and had to pitch out into the fairway. GG’s drive was laying nicely, and he threw his approach to about 20′ away. Paul’s upshot was parked, but GG missed the putt to win, forcing a third hole.”

“The guys played Hole 1, which is a 594′ hole that has a dogleg right into a small opening in the trees about 80′ from the basket. Paul threw a great drive that landed about 20′ short of the opening. GG uncorked an anhyzer that glided perfectly through the opening and left him putting for 2 from about 35′ out. Paul’s upshot landed about 10′ behind GG’s drive, and Paul attempted a long jump putt that fell short, leaving him laying three by the basket. GG missed the long putt, but had a drop-in 3 to secure the win.”

Stay Classy, Paul Ulibarri…