With one round left to play for the US Championship, Nate Sexton #18824 and his superb sidearm continue to lead the field at (-23), while Paul McBeth #27523 and Richard Wysocki #38008 made big moves during Friday’s Round 3 to jump to second at (-20) after they both shot a 57 (-10).
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2008 US Champ Nate Doss #11794 took early control of the USDGC leaderboard during Wednesday’s Round 1 after his blistering 56 (-11), while defending US Champ Will Schusterick #29064 skidded hard concluding his round and finished with a 69 (+2).
The Performance Flight saw some heated competition last week at the USDGC. Coming from behind, Taylor Maslowski demolished his projected 81 by 13 strokes on Saturday in a round that ended up being the best performance by anyone in the flight this week.
“I’m just thankful. It went really well. I was able to put one together,” said Maslowski, of Concord, Mass., who ended up beating his projected by a total of 28 strokes.
In a battle royal between Steve Brinster and 2008 US Champ Nate Doss that included several lead changes, Brinster managed to regain control of the 2013 USDGC by one stroke over Doss.
With his 57(-10) Brinster, of Warwick, N.Y., brought his total to (-26), while Doss, of Capitola, Calif., is now at (-25) after his 59. Within striking distance is Steve Rico of Sylmar, Calif. (-23) and defending US Champ Will Schusterick, of Nashville (-22).
3-time US Champ Barry Schultz, of Louisburg, N.C., and Matt Orum, of Mobile, Ala., both at (-21) aren’t out of it yet either.
Thursday at the 2013 United States Disc Golf Championships, 2008 US Champ Nate Doss surged ahead on Thursday with a 57 (-10) that put him at (-17) for the Championship, one stroke ahead of Wednesday’s leader, Steve Brinster, who cooled off a bit today with a 63 (-4).
Behind Doss and Brinster are: Steve Rico, of Sylmar, Calif. (-15), defending US Champ Will Schusterick of Nashville (-14); and Matt Orum, of Mobile, Ala., Jared Roan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and David Wiggins Jr., of High Point, N.C. are all at (-13).
Consistency was the story for Doss as he hit fairway after fairway which led to manageable birdie putts and few substantial mistakes.
With World Champ Paul McBeth and defending US Champ Will Schusterick having a lukewarm first round, New Yorker Steve Brinster took advantage and now sits atop of the USDGC’s leader board. Not far behind him is 3-time US Champ Barry Schultz.
Brinster leads the Open Flight with a 55 (-12), followed by Schultz of Louisburg, N.C. (-9), David Wiggins Jr., of High Point, N.C. (-8). 2008 US Champ Nate Doss of Capitola Calif., Jared Roan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Matt Orum, of Mobile, Ala., are all hanging close at (-7).
The USDGC is all that’s left for World Champ Paul McBeth to run-the-table on this year’s 4 majors – a historic run that’s brought on a discussion of how to define disc golf’s Grand Slam.
This season McBeth has been the talk of the disc golf world with jaw dropping play that’s amounted to record breaking rated-rounds (1132-rated final round at the Memorial Championship and then an 1119-rated final round at the Vibram Open).