2011 US Women’s Disc Golf Championship concluded under the hot Texas sun with Valerie Jenkins claiming her second national title. Her four under par, 1,011 rated round gave her a four stroke lead over Liz Lopez going into the final nine. Jenkins’s stellar play provided the first separation among the top three Pros throughout the entire tournament. In the final nine Jenkins’s continued her dominate play leaving Sarah Stanhope and Liz Lopez to battle for second. Neither Stanhope nor Lopez backed down and it ended with the two tied for 2nd.
Round two begins today with the Pro and Advanced divisions back at Old Settlers Park (OSP).Yesterday’s heavy winds made for extremely technical rounds and game changing shots. Currently, in the Pro division Liz Lopez and Sarah Stanhope are tied for first while Val Jenkins is close on their trail at one stroke back. In the Advanced division, local favorite Nicole Cazares is already out to a strong 7 stroke lead over the rest of her field. Shelia Kirkham in the Masters division and Suzette Simons in the Grandmasters division are also pulling ahead by 5 and 6 strokes, respectively. In the Advanced Masters division, it is still a close race with Stacey Whitley ahead of second by only 3 strokes.
The 2011 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship (USWDGC) is being held in Round Rock, Texas, September 16th-18th. As their 20th year approaches, the Old Double R Disc Golf Club will taking over as the host of this annual event for 2011. This club has also hosted the Texas Woman’s Championship (TWC) since 2005, holding the record for attendance in woman‘s events. These dedicated advocates of Woman’s disc golf have aided in almost tripling the participation of woman disc golfers. This coupled with their enduring efforts to encourage and sustain the advancement of this sport make it an honor for all involved.