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Field Event Champions Crowned at Pro Worlds


Paige Pierce took down the putting and distance competitions on Sunday. Photo: PDGA Media

There were cheers, laughs, a little bit of smack talk and good times on Sunday during the annual Field Events competitions at the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

Oh yeah, there were some monster drives, big putts and overall skills on display as well.

Putting

Paige Pierce won her first of two events in the FPO putting competition, besting 19 players with a 28 point total during the Putting Competition. Pierce finished with 28 points, followed by 18 from Camille Skweir and 15 from Zoe AnDyke, Heather Young and Leah Tsinajinnie.

On the MPO side, Cameron Messerschmidt picked up the Putting Title at the 2021 Pro Worlds with 34 total points. James Conrad and Chander Fry tied for second with 29 points.

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Ezra Aderhold rips a drive during the Distance Competition on Sunday. Photo: PDGA Media

Distance

There were plenty of drives for show at the Mulligans Disc Golf Course driving range on Sunday as well in the Long Drive Competition.

Pierce ripped a 501-foot drive, besting Jennifer Allen by 55 feet. Ella Hansen finished in third with a 426 foot launch.

On the MPO side, Garrett Gurthie swooped in late for a 686-foot crush. Gavin Rathbun was second at 680, Ezra Aderhold close behind at 679 feet and Cole Redalen at 654 feet.

10 MPO players threw over 600 feet and two more were at 599 feet.

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Zoe AnDyke lines up a shot during the SkillShot competition. Photo: PDGA Media

SkillShot

Here's where the variety kicked in. The EDGE SkillShot competition features a number of stations and throwing styles, from rollers to forehands to kneeling or seated throws.

Madison Walker was a master of all of the skills on Sunday, taking the FPO title with a dominant 180 point total. Heather Young was second at 256 and Ella Hansen third at 258.

In MPO, Chris Dickerson won with a 170 total. Jeremy Koling was second at 176 and Shasta Criss third at 183.

The 2021 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships kick off on Tuesday.

Comments

Submitted by DonSifu on

Why were these events not shown live on DGN? Or post produced? This is the exact kind of content we need to #GrowTheSport

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