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Memorial Championship

Upon arrival at Fountain Hills Park early in the morning on Saturday, we knew we’d be in for an interesting final day of The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft. The greater area of Phoenix had gone nearly 11 weeks without a drop of rain and on Friday night, as most of the population slept, the much needed rainfall finally arrived. What better time to end the drought than the final round of one of the biggest events in disc golf?

After a brutal final day in the rain, wind, and lightning, we're pleased to congratulate Paige Pierce and Paul McBeth for their impressive victories at The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft. Paige finished the tournament 10 strokes ahead of second place finisher Catrina Allen followed by Val Jenkins in third and Liz Dorries in fourth.

Round 3 of The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft is complete and with that brings an end to the tournament for a majority of the competitors involved. The amateur divisions played their final round today at Fountain Hills Park and many of the professional division competitors would hole out for the last time as well. To continue on to the final round in a professional division, you must have an overall score for the tournament that puts you in the top 50 percent of your division.

Another great day in Arizona as day two of The Memorial Championship started off with a bang. I had the pleasure of live tweeting both the womens and mens lead cards and the story of the day (and the tournament) has to be Paige Pierce.  She is now in the lead by 10 strokes after a stellar 1036 rated round on Wednesday and a 1015 rated round today.

Round one of the 2013 Memorial Championship presented by Discraft is off and running. The Open divisions are playing at Vista Del Camino today while the others play their first of two rounds at Fountain Hills.

Congratulations to our 2011 Memorial Championship Winners...

Open: Paul McBeth #27523 (Huntington Beach, CA)
Women: Paige Pierce #29190 (Plano, TX)
Masters: George Smith #4034 (Columbia, MO)
Grandmasters: Jim Myers #3396 (Cockeysville, MD)

LINKS: to Launch Expanded 2011 Broadcast Schedule at The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft

While most of the nation is under snow, the disc golf community will be treated to Live Internet Broadcasting of The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft, as coverage begins on Thursday, March 3rd, continues on Friday, March 4th, and concludes with the crowning of a pro champion on Saturday, March 5th.

The 2011 PDGA National Tour Elite Series, presented by Vibram Disc Golf got underway today in Scottsdale Arizona at the Memorial Championship, presented by Discraft.