The Sunshine State Shootout lived up to its name today with beautiful sunny skies and a pleasant temperature of 75 degrees. The locals informed the visiting players that winter this year in Florida has been cold and that this one of the warmest days seen so far in 2010.
In the Open division a pair of nine unders by former World Champion Nate Doss and Tampa Bay's David Eilers lead early until Michael Johansen's hot 12 under (unofficially rated 1057) came in on the last card.
National Tour Finds Fertile Ground in Florida for Growing Disc Golf Scene
by Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.
The PDGA National Tour makes its return to Florida at the Sunshine State Shootout after a four year hiatus from participating in disc golf's highest level traveling series.
Tournament Director, Mike Barnett, is relishing the opportunity to, not only once again prove his mettle to the disc golf community, but the chance to validate his high hopes for disc golf at Ocala's new disc golf facility, The Preserve at Pine Oaks Disc Golf Course, located alongside the Pine Oaks municipal golf course.