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PDGA Player & Rookie of the Year

The 2016 PDGA Player of the Year/Rookie of the Year calculations for Men and Women in North America are displayed below. Rookie of the Year contenders are highlighted in green

To qualify as a 2016 Rookie, a PDGA member who was never previously a Pro class member and had not registered as a Pro for the first time or accepted a cash award in a pro division for the first time until after the 2015 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships and before the 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships. Any player registering as a Pro for the first time or accepting a cash award in a Pro division for the first time AFTER the 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships will officially be a rookie in the 2017 PDGA Tour year.

Note: Players must be current PDGA members to be included in these calculations.

2016 Top Men's Players & Rookies of the Year


Rank Points Name PDGA # City State/Prov Country
1 360 Richard Wysocki 38008 Fort Mill SC US
2 205 Paul McBeth 27523 Huntington Beach CA US
3 153.5 Paul Ulibarri 27171 Mesa AZ US
4 145 Bradley Williams 31644 Austin TX US
5 139.5 Nikko Locastro 11534 Grass Valley CA US
6 128 Chris Dickerson 62467 Johnson City TN US
7 125.5 Eagle Wynne McMahon 37817 Boulder CO US
8 95 Jeremy Koling 33705 Charlotte NC US
9 91 Cale Leiviska 24341 Saint Paul MN US
10 90.5 Michael Johansen 20300 Denver NC US
11 89 Joe Rovere 30306 Lafayette CO US
12 87 Nathan Sexton 18824 Asheville NC US
13 82 Philo Brathwaite 26416 Tujunga CA US
14 77 Brad Schick 7992 Galena OH US
15 74 Barry Schultz 6840 Charlotte NC US
15 74 Tim Barham 53332 Byron MI US
17 73 Calvin Heimburg 45971 Safety Harbor FL US
18 71 Cameron Todd 12827 Eight Mile AL US
19 70 Will Schusterick 29064 Smyrna TN US
20 69 Nathan Doss 11794 Bend OR US
21 68 Scott Withers 38464 Albany OR US
21 68 Bo Tillman 46480 Edmond OK US
23 65 Martin Hendel 39469 St Thomas ON CA
24 64.5 Zackeriath Johnson 50312 Eureka MO US
25 64 Reid Frescura 48338 Holland MI US
26 63.2 Matt Dollar 26045 Atlanta GA US
27 60 Chris Eads 34491 Little Rock AR US
28 57 Matthew Orum 18330 Creola AL US
29 56.7 James Conrad 17295 Blacksburg VA US
30 53 Josh Childs 13007 Harlem GA US
31 43 JohnE McCray 9852 Dover FL US
31 43 Devan Owens 25168 Owasso OK US
31 43 Ziggy Bierekoven 29879 Bloomfield Township MI US
34 42 James Proctor 34250 Rohnert Park CA US
35 41 Miles Seaborn 29264 Benbrook TX US
35 41 Robert Nichols 34319 Henderson CO US
37 40 Drew Gibson 48346 Fair Oaks CA US
38 38.5 Alex Geisinger 52063 Rosemount MN US
39 37 Peter McBride 34463 San Luis Obispo CA US
40 36 Bryan Freese 62044 Winnipeg MB CA
41 35.7 Dillon Vallance 34608 Lubbock TX US
42 33 Alex Russell 66362 Vancouver WA US
42 33 Steve Brinster 10628 Warwick NY US
42 33 Brian Schweberger 12989 Tarboro NC US
45 32.5 Cameron Messerschmidt 58814 Vancouver WA US
46 32.2 Zach Melton 38631 Gray TN US
47 32 Anthony Barela 44382 Mesa AZ US
47 32 James Mosier 17591 Whitmore Lake MI US
47 32 Andrew Fish 58320 Baltimore MD US
50 28 Dan Hastings 33504 Buffalo NY US
51 27 Austin Turner 54049 Mint Hill NC US

Full 2016 Men Player and Rookie of the Year Calculations »

2016 Top Women's Players & Rookies of the Year


Rank Points Name PDGA # City State/Prov Country
1 349 Catrina Allen 44184 Mesa AZ US
2 240 Paige Pierce 29190 Plano TX US
3 204 Sarah Hokom 34563 Freedom CA US
4 158 Madison Walker 59431 Pensacola FL US
5 154 Jennifer Allen 15354 Tuttle OK US
6 145 Valarie Jenkins 17495 Bend OR US
7 108 Lisa Fajkus 32654 Round Rock TX US
8 100 Jessica Hill 64874 Jacksonville FL US
9 99 Elaine King 3090 Durham NC US
10 94 Melodie Bailey 34751 Spokane Valley WA US
11 80 Nicole Bradley 51229 Truckee CA US
12 78 Paige Bjerkaas 33833 Emporia KS US
13 75 Karina Nowels 48518 Salt Lake City UT US
14 69 Zoe Andyke 39504 La Grande OR US
14 69 Kelly Tucker 65412 Chattanooga TN US
16 65 Haley Dehn 69197 Harlem GA US
17 56 Hannah Leatherman 45396 Telford PA US
17 56 Kaylee Campbell 59624 Saginaw MI US
19 55 Debbie Scott 43896 Charlotte NC US
20 48 Rebekah Kersey 47406 Ballwin MO US
21 45 Liz Carr-Sypien 31068 Muskegon MI US
22 42 Michelle Frazer 24356 Princeton NJ US
22 42 Stephanie Vincent 29947 Austin TX US
22 42 Autumn Grace 50514 Chester VA US
25 41 Ellen Widboom 58276 Fairfield CA US
25 41 Chelsea Carl 61766 Scottsville NY US
25 41 Vanessa Van Dyken 62325 San Diego CA US
25 41 Ashley Collins 62970 Kennesaw GA US

Full 2016 Women Player and Rookie of the Year Points Calculations »

Player and Rookie of the Year Points Process for 2016

PDGA US Major Finish – Pro Worlds, USDGC, USWDGC

  1. 30 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

National Tour Finish & International Major Finish

  1. 25 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

A-Tier Finishes (10) - Top Ten Best Finishes per Player

  1. 15 points
  2. 8 points
  3. 6 points
  4. 4 points
  5. 2 points

PDGA Tour Event Finishes – B-Tier

  1. 5 points

Bonus Points - Awarded to the top 10 leaders in the following categories:

Calendar Year Rating, Money Earned, Average Cash Per Event (Min 10 Events), Tournament Wins, Winning Percentage (Min. 10 Events)

  1. 20 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

Tie Breakers:

  1. Total Points in Major Finishes
  2. Highest Rated Round in an A-Tier or above
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