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Ledgestone Kicks Off Final Push to Worlds


Ledgestone is this week, Worlds is this month and that makes for an incredible stretch of disc golf.

August — and the final stretch before the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships — kicks off in Peoria, Illinois this week for the Disc Golf Pro Tour - Discraft Ledgestone Open, the 11th stop on the Elite Series schedule this season.

For the 12th time, Peoria, Eureka and the surrounding area serve as host to the Ledgestone Open, which includes 200 players on the Elite Series and 2,021 on the A-Tier side this year.

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Party at the water tower. Photo: Kevin Huver / DGPT

For the Pro Tour, it's a return to Sunset Hills for FPO and Lake Eureka for MPO. Both will also get a dose of Northwood Black for two of the four-round event. On the A-Tier side, 12 more courses are in use.

Calvin Heimburg comes in off his second playoff win this season on the Elite Series at DGLO two weeks ago and a little unfinished business. Heimburg was tied with Ricky Wysocki in 2021 when inclement weather in Eureka forced the cancellation of the final round. That tie makes Wysocki a back-to-back champion at Ledgestone.

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Paige Pierce is the defending Ledgestone champion. Photo: DGPT

Catrina Allen has five wins at Ledgestone overall, but Paige Pierce rolled to an 11-stroke win in 2021 and has won two of the last three. Natalie Ryan makes her Ledgestone debut after taking down her first Elite Series win in Michigan.

Ledgestone has grown into a marquee spot on the DGPT, where the payout and stakes are always high. That's intensified even more this year with the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships less than three weeks away.

Here’s everything else you need to know to catch the action this weekend:

Tee Time & Round Ratings

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

Live Video Coverage

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Broadcast Times

FPO

  • Thursday & Sunday: 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. CT

MPO

  • Thursday & Sunday: 3 p.m. CT
  • Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. CT

NOTE: There will be two broadcasts times for each division this weekend due to cell signal issues on the front nine at Northwood. Coverage will begin two hours late on those days, beginning with highlight packages of the front nine and love coverage of the final nine. This coverage plan is tentative and subject to change.

Thursday's FPO Feature Card (Live coverage of FPO begins at 11:30 a.m. CT)

  • Paige Pierce
  • Kristin Tattar
  • Alexis Mandujano
  • Sarah Hokom

Thursday's FPO2 Live Card

  • Missy Gannon
  • Vanessa Van Dyken
  • Ohn Scoggins
  • Valerie Mandujano

Thursday's FPO3 Live Card

  • Juliana Korver
  • Cynthia Ricciotti
  • Catrina Allen
  • Kat Mertsch

Thursday's MPO Feature Card (Live coverage of MPO begins at 3 p.m. CT)

  • Ricky Wysocki
  • Chris Dickerson
  • Andrew Marwede
  • Paul McBeth

Thursday's MPO2 Live Card

  • Calvin Heimburg
  • Adam Hammes
  • Paul Ulibarri
  • Alden Harris

Thursday's MPO3 Live Card

  • Ben Callaway
  • Drew Gibson
  • Matthew Orum
  • Ezra Aderhold

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In addition to the DGN, the live broadcast for both divisions will be simulcast free on the DGPT YouTube channel for the final round only on Sunday, August 14.

DGN Press Conference | Watch

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

  • 2:00 p.m.: Phill Diloné
  • 2:10 p.m.: Kristin Tattar
  • 2:20 p.m.: Paige Pierce
  • 2:30 p.m.: Ricky Wysocki
  • 2:40 p.m.: Calvin Heimburg
  • 2:50 p.m.: Natalie Ryan
  • 3:00 p.m.: Missy Gannon
  • 3:10 p.m.: Andrew Marwede
  • 3:20 p.m: Nate Heinold
  • 3:30 p.m.: Ohn Scoggins
  • 3:40 p.m.: Alden Harris
  • 3:50 p.m.: Sarah Hokom
  • 4:00 p.m.: Brian Cummings

Post Production Video Coverage

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Open Lead Card / Round 1 MPO Feature Card

  • Calvin Heimburg
  • Adam Hammes
  • Paul Ulibarri
  • Alden Harris

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FPO Lead Card / Round 1 FPO Feature Card

  • Paige Pierce
  • Kristin Tattar
  • Alexis Mandujano
  • Sarah Hokom

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Open Chase Card / Round 1 MPO Feature Card

  • Chandler Fry
  • Brodie Smith
  • Simon Lizotte
  • Gannon Buhr

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