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King Closing in on Another National Tour Title

Hailey King lines up a drive on Saturday at Mill Ridge in Nashville. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

There have been 30 players overall to win at least two PDGA National Tour titles. Twenty-one players since the NT was formed in 2003 have won three or more.

Hailey King has joined the 30 and is closing in on joining the three-title club.

King had one of the hot rounds and added to her lead Saturday as action of the 2021 PDGA National Tour Finale – Music City Open presented by Dynamic Discs shifted to Mill Ridge in Nashville.


Tennessee's own Macie Velediaz is in solo second place. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

With a 5-under 59, King leads the MCO by three strokes over Macie Velediaz, who jumped four spots into solo second place with a 59 of her own.

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Sarah Hokom is in third at 7-under and Missy Gannon jumped five spots to round out the lead card on Championship Sunday at 6-under par.


Missy Gannon jumped to the lead card for the final round of the Music City Open. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

King was clean until the very end on Saturday, carding eight birdies before a triple-bogey six 18. The two-time NT winner led in fairway hits (89%) and was third in strokes gained tee-to-green, according to UDisc. King won the Texas State Disc Golf Championship and the Dynamic Discs Open this season and added a third PDGA Elite Series win at the DGPT – Green Mountain Championships.

Velediaz led in strokes gained tee-to-green at 7.20 and birdied the first five holes. The Tennessee native bounced back with a birdie after an early double bogey and picked up two more birdies on the back nine.

Live coverage of the final round of the MCO begins at 10:30 a.m. CT on the Disc Golf Network. The FPO lead card tees off at 12:30 p.m. CT.

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