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Challenge Awaits as National Tour Returns to Iron Hill


Catrina Allen is the defending FPO champion and a two-time winner in Delaware. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / PDGA

The trees don't just tower over Iron Hill, they punish every slight miscue. Hit the narrow gaps, and be rewarded. Miss them, and the trees can show no mercy.

A true test awaits as the PDGA National Tour, in its 18th season, resumes this weekend at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Driven by Innova in Newark, Delaware.

Action kicks off Friday for three rounds at historic Iron Hill for the fourth and penultimate National Tour stop of 2021.

The last edition of the event proved that anything could happen at the boulder-filled and tree-filled track.

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Matt Bell celebrates during the final round of the 2019 DDGC. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / PDGA

In 2019, Matt Bell launched a final-round surge for a chase-card win over Ricky Wysocki while Catrina Allen battled down the stretch for a three-stroke win over Kristin Tattar in FPO.

It was the second title for Allen, and the third time in the past four stops in Newark that Wysocki finished in second. Wysocki won the DDGC in 2013.

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Sarah Hokom is a three-time DDGC winner. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / PDGA

Iron Hill is located near the site of the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge in 1777, which was also known as the Battle of Iron Hill. It is reported that the battle, which was under orders from General George Washington, was the first battle in which the Stars and Stripes were flown.

More on the history of Iron Hill »

It’s historic, it’s beautiful and it’s a true test at Iron Hill.

And, with six post-production crews on site as well as the Disc Golf Network providing live coverage, it's time to see who is up for the challenge.

Here’s everything else you need to know about how to follow the PDGA National Tour - Delaware Disc Golf Challenge:

Tee Time & Round Ratings

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Official scores, tee times, and round ratings can be found at the official event page on PDGA.com.

Delaware Disc Golf Challenge Designated as Phase 3 Event

The DDGC, as well as the remaining PDGA Elite Series events for 2021, will be operating in Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Requirements and Best Practices for PDGA Elite Series Events.

Live Video Coverage 

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The Disc Golf Network (DGN) is the new home of live disc golf. Built by the Disc Golf Pro Tour, the DGN is a subscription streaming and on-demand platform much like Netflix or Disney+. Covering the world’s best players competing in the sport’s most elite tournaments, a subscription includes post-produced coverage of select disc golf tournaments as well as exclusive disc golf shows, touring pro interview series, podcasts, and other segments only available on the Disc Golf Network. The DGN offers a PDGA Member discount of 50% to all active members bringing the cost down to $4.49/month.

Round One MPO Feature Card

  • Ricky Wysocki
  • Matt Bell
  • Paul Ulibarri
  • James Conrad

Round One FPO Feature Card

  • Catrina Allen
  • Vanessa Van Dyken
  • Sarah Hokom
  • Heather Young

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Hear from some of the players before the action gets going during a press conference from 2-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, live on the DGPT's YouTube channel. Here is the tentative schedule for the press conference (all times ET):

  • 2:00 p.m.: Jimi McIlvain
  • 2:10 p.m.: Todd Lion
  • 2:20 p.m.: Matt Bell
  • 2:30 p.m.: Gregg Barsby
  • 2:40 p.m.: Matt Orum
  • 2:50 p.m.: Holly Finley
  • 3:00 p.m.: Ricky Wysocki
  • 3:10 p.m.: Sarah Hokom
  • 3:30 p.m.: Heather Young
  • 3:50 p.m.: Natalie Ryan
  • 4:00 p.m.: Catrina Allen

Instant Scoring

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Stats on stats on stats. Keep an eye on UDisc Live all weekend for the in-the-moment moves from the tournament field.

Post Production Video Coverage 

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MPO Lead Card / MPO Feature Card

  • Chris Dickerson
  • Nikko Locastro
  • Nathan Queen
  • Andrew Fish

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FPO Lead Card / FPO Feature Card

  • Kona Panis
  • Ellen Widboom
  • Holly Finley
  • Stacie Rawnsley

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MPO Chase Card / MPO Feature Card

  • Calvin Heimburg
  • Matt Orum
  • Colten Montgomery
  • Michael Johansen

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MPO Second Chase Card / Feature Card

  • Adam Hammes
  • Andrew Marwede
  • Raven Newsom
  • Connor O'Reilly

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FPO Chase Card / Feature Card

  • Rebecca Cox
  • Elaine King
  • Becky Harris
  • Kat Mertsch

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  • Jessica Weese
  • Alex Benson
  • Natalie Ryan
  • Deann Carey

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