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Roaring Finishes

Roaring Finishes

2023 College Disc Golf National Championship Day 4 Recap

Sunday, April 9, 2023 - 12:03

Roaring finishes led to repeats and sweeps at the 2023 College Disc Golf National Championship.

Capping off a record-setting event of more than 700 players representing over 80 schools at North Cove Leisure and Disc Golf Club in Marion, North Carolina, the finales to both the Men's and Woman's Division I came down the wire, capping off a furious four days of competition with championship moments.

It was anyone's title as Championship Saturday arrived in less-than-stellar conditions but these players weren't phased and their eyes were on the top prize.


Missouri discusses strategy during the final round of the 2023 CDGNC. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

Coming down the stretch, Missouri's Alexis Kerman and Renae Beasley, the defending champions, went back to worked well for them a year ago, playing off one another's strengths, and delivered in the crucial moments to hoist the trophy on the 18th green.


Missouri, who entered the final round tied with BYU, which included the Women's Division I Singles national champion Tailey Rowley. The Tigers regrouped after a slow start to build a two-stroke lead after 14 holes. BYU's Hannah Hunter clutched up with an absolute park job on 15 but the Tigers buckled down and finished clean for the two-stroke win.


Kyle Taylor walks away after a birdie on hole 1 on Saturday in North Carolina. Photo: Justin Anderson / PDGA

Meanwhile, Cincinnati went to work on their roaring comeback after suffering a setback earlier in the week and delivered a clutch performance down the stretch on the Gorge course, a finishing duo of holes that demands perfection from every aspect of the game. The Bearcats — Kyle Taylor, Calvin Caldwell, Bradley Caldwell and the Men's Division I national champion, Tanner Young — erased a five-stroke deficit entering the final 18 holes of the week for a two-stroke win and complete the Cincy sweep.


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