2008 National Tour Points Series Finale


2008 National Tour Points Series

The Drive for the Championship - presented by Woodchuck Cider

The PDGA National Tour represents the top tier of professional disc golf events and was established in 2003 as a means of showcasing the sport of disc golf to the general public. 

The 2008 National Tour consisted of a series of nine events held across the country starting with the Memorial in Scottsdale, Arizona in March, and ending with the Vibram Open at Maple Hill in Leicester, Massachusetts in July. Competitors in these series events earned points based upon their place of finish, with the results of their top four finishes used to qualify for the inaugural Drive for the Championship, presented by Woodchuck Cider.

The Drive for the Championship consists of the PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships, the United States Disc Golf Championship (or) United States Women's Disc Golf Championships, and The Player's Cup. The top 30 Men and top 10 Women points leaders from the NT series are qualified and the series points from their four event qualifying total is carried forward and added to the three Drive events to determine NT cash bonuses and the title of PDGA Tour Champion for 2008.

Dave Feldberg holds a fairly comfortable lead in the Men's division thanks in large part to his world championship title and the very strong year he had in 2008. Coming off a huge USDGC win, Nate Doss looks to be the only one capable of catching Feldberg at this point, but he will need to finish at least 6 or 7 places in front of Feldberg at the Players Cup in order to capture the title. This will be a tough feat to accomplish as Dave is the defending Players Cup champion.

Valarie Jenkins holds a commanding lead in the Women's division with a 38 point lead over second place Angela Tschiggfrie. Valarie is having, what is without a doubt, her best year as a pro disc golfer having captured consecutive world championship titles.

Despite the large leads in the Drive for the Championship standings, there is still a lot of room for competitors to move up a few money spots so we can all look forward to some serious competition at the series ending, Players Cup on November 21-23 in Crystal River, Florida. Check PDGA.com for online coverage of the event, where we will be crowning the 2008 National Tour champions.

Current Standings (as of Oct. 28, 2008)

Place

First

Last

PDGA

NT Points

Majors

Total Points

1

David

Feldberg

12626

383

188

571

2

Nathan

Doss

11794

356

195

551

3

Avery

Jenkins

7495

376

158

534

4

Steven

Rico

4666

374

157

531

5

Barry

Schultz

6840

376

133

509

6

Eric

McCabe

11674

370

122

492

7

Cale

Leiviska

24341

338

127

465

8

Paul

McBeth

27523

324

130

454

9

Geoff

Bennett

24962

341

81

422

10

Ken

Climo

4297

255

161

416

11

Josh

Anthon

17946

247

147

394

12

Jay Yeti

Reading

15864

306

84

390

13

Matt

Orum

18330

198

170

368

14

Steve

Brinster

10628

245

109

354

15

George R.

Smith

4034

237

100

337

16

Kris

Orrick

20020

209

126

335

17

Nikko

Locastro

11534

204

112

316

18

Adam

Olsen

26100

283

16

299

19

Will

Schusterick

29064

244

52

296

20

Chris

Sprague

16425

220

67

287

21

Philo

Brathwaite

26416

243

30

273

22

Kyle

Crabtree

25596

229

39

268

23

Paul

Ulibarri

27171

228

26

254

24

Kevin

McCoy

9453

206

42

248

25

Ken

Franks

25447

247

0

247

26

Markus

Källström

13150

161

85

246

27

Robbie

Bratten

21541

198

0

198

28

Kevin

Babbit

11110

164

33

197

29

Chris

Boro

23490

164

0

164

30

Scott

Rief

26039

162

0

162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

First

Last

PDGA

NT Points

Majors

Total Points

1

Valarie

Jenkins

17495

400

195

595

2

Angela

Tschiggfrie

16594

369

188

557

3

Carrie Burl

Berlogar

13815

365

173

538

4

Liz

Lopez

31162

358

149

507

5

Des

Reading

15863

395

95

490

6

Melody

King

29858

328

66

394

7

Courtney

Peavy

18835

274

85

359

8

Katy

Schreder

25238

254

72

326

9

Lesli

Brinster

15638

227

68

295

10

Kristine

King

27725

227

0

227