Locastro Launches NT with Win at Memorial. The first stop of the 2009 PDGA National Tour concluded today in Scottsdale, Arizona at The Memorial. Nikko Locastro continued his early season success by capturing his first NT title, besting world-class golfer Avery Jenkins, 3-time Memorial champion Barry Schultz, and Arizona's own Paul Ulibarri.
The 2014 National Tour Elite Series will feature the top players in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions as they compete in the sixth annual Drive for the Championship. The point series will consist of the first seven National Tour Elite Series events plus the series finale, the Rochester Flying Disc Open. Players will accumulate points throughout the season as they compete for trophies, cash bonuses, and the title of 2014 PDGA National Tour Series Champion.
After the first round Avery was trailing the world's top ranked disc golfer David Feldberg by two. Dave broke the existing course record by four strokes only to have Avery shatter his course record a day later by three with a blistering 1085 rated 51. Avery's four stroke lead would be difficult to overcome and after Dave's five on hole eight, the result was all but determined. When asked about his lack of aggressive play on the back nine holes Dave explained that Maple Hill could bite you and he saw a greater opportunity to lose second than gain first. Avery would end up winning by seven.