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Underway in Emporia

Underway in Emporia

2024 Masters Worlds kicks off

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 10:52

More than 850 players across 24 divisions representing 18 countries kicked off the 2024 PDGA Professional & Amateur Masters Disc Golf World Championships on Tuesday.

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After extreme weather atnd flooding dampened the pre-event days, the skies cleared on Tuesday and, if the Round 1 action was any indication, it's going to be a battle to the finish in Emporia, Kansas.

Nineteen of the divisions are separated by fewer than three strokes after the first of five rounds, including 12 by just one stroke and three that are tied.

In the MP40 and FP40 divisions, the defending champions made an opening-round statement.

Just two days removed from a second-place finish on the Disc Golf Pro Tour, Ohn Scoggins arrived in Kansas from Oregon and dropped a 1011-rated opening round for a six-stroke lead in FP40 over Jennifer Allen and Estonia's Kaire Tekku. Scoggins finished with two eagles on the day and just one bogey.


Entering the week looking for the three-peat, Joe Rovere got the title defense going right out of the gate in a loaded MP40 field. The Colorado native birdied six-straight on the front nine at Champion's Landing and added the only eagle in the entire field for a sizzling 12-under, 1071-rated round for a four-stroke lead over Eric McCabe and Jeff Faes.



Here's a quick look around the rest of the action in Emporia:

  • Brian Schweberger leads a strong MP50 field by two strokes after a 1058-rated opening round.
  • Juliana Korver's lead is one stroke over Valerie Steinbaum and the entire field is separated by three strokes.
  • New Zealand's Simon Feasey and Kevin Babbit lead defending champion Hank Kirwan and Patrick Brown by two strokes in MP55.
  • There's a one-stroke lead in MP60 (Dean Tannock), MP65 (Jeff Witt) and MP70 (Lavone Wolfe).
  • All three in MP80 — Pete May, Carlos Rigby and Jack Gilmore — are tied.
  • Matt Schlabach and Daniel Schnabel are tied for the lead (by one stroke) in MA40.
  • Other divisions separated by one stroke on the Am side: MA50 (Erik Tribelhorn), MA55 (Finland's Kimmo Rouhiainen), FA55 (Angie Jones), MA60 (Ron Smith), FA60 (Madalynn Shepley), MA70 (Mark Hauser) and MA75 (Jeffrey Brown)

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