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PDGA Directors Poll: Week 1


Paige Pierce retained the number one spot in this week's poll. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

With the PDGA National Tour and Disc Golf Pro Tour well underway, it's time for the first proper Directors Poll of the season.

Twenty tournament directors and state coordinators logged their picks this week, and strong performances at the Las Vegas Challenge were handsomely rewarded. Eagle McMahon's first career NT victory helped him soar eight spots in the rankings, while Nikko Locastro's third-place tie moved him into the overall top 10. Drew Gibson and Joel Freeman, meanwhile, cracked the big board after notching surprising showings.

The Open Women's division saw much less upheaval, as Paige Pierce held the top slot after her late-round victory in Sin City. Kona Panis logged a career-high NT finish and, as a result, made her debut in the rankings.

With two more rounds to play at the Memorial Championship, though, these standings may not be in order for much longer. Without further ado, here's the full list for each division:

Open

38677203270_fce9a36485_k.jpgEagle McMahon won his first NT at the Las Vegas Challenge. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Rank Player Previous Change
1 Ricky Wysocki 1 -
2 Paul McBeth 2 -
3 Simon Lizotte 4 ↑ 1
4 Eagle McMahon 12 ↑ 8
5 Nate Sexton 3 ↓ 2
6 Nate Doss 6 -
7 Nikko Locastro 16 ↑ 9
8 Jeremy Koling 5 ↓ 3
9 James Conrad 7 ↓ 2
10 Philo Brathwaite 8 ↓ 2
11 Chris Dickerson 10 ↓ 1
12 Paul Ulibarri 8 ↓ 4
13 Josh Anthon 11 ↓ 2
14 Cale Leiviska 13 ↓ 1
15 Drew Gibson New -
16 Michael Johansen 14 ↓ 2
17 Gregg Barsby 15 ↓ 2
18 Austin Turner 17 ↓ 1
19 Devan Owens 20 ↑ 1
20 Joel Freeman New -

Open Women

Rank Player Previous Change
1 Paige Pierce 1 -
2 Catrina Allen 2 -
3 Sarah Hokom 3 -
4 Valarie Jenkins 4 -
5 Jessica Weese 5 -
6 Jennifer Allen 7 ↑ 1
7 Lisa Fajkus 6 ↓ 1
8 Melody Waibel 8 -
9 Hannah Leatherman 9 -
10 Kona Panis New -

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