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Dickerson Repeats as DGPT Champ

Chris Dickerson waves to the gallery after tapping in his winning birdie putt Sunday at the DGPT Tour Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The final day of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship is always bittersweet. It is exciting, as the opportunity to crown another champion unfolds on the course, but for the players and fans of the game it represents the end of the pro season.

This year was no different. Going into the final round Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina, Chris Dickerson was a favorite to repeat, as he had gone through all four rounds of competition just like last year to make it to the lead card. Calvin Heimberg was also a player who many thought had a shot at winning due to his recent success at the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic. Drew Gibson and Kevin Jones represented wild cards of sorts: Gibson had made his way from the quarterfinals round, his entrance to the Pro Tour Championship bolstered by his playoff victory at Portland; Jones had been in the hunt all season but had dropped off at the last few events. Coming in from the semifinal round, there was not much game film of Jones to know if he would be in the mix. Continue reading at >>