In her nine-year professional career, one of the few high-profile events that has eluded Paige Pierce has been the Beaver State Fling. In her five previous attempts at the event, she had collected four second place finishes, including a loss in a sudden-death playoff last year.
The last time Ricky Wysocki and Paul McBeth were in a playoff outside Portland, during the 2014 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, Wysocki was left trudging up the steps of hole 7’s green at Blue Lake Regional Park to collect his heartbreak, while McBeth converted an uphill birdie to seal his third consecutive world title.
On a day that switched from warm to cold to rainy to sunny to windy to calm and everything in between a dozen or more times, only a handful of competitors at the 2017 Beaver State Fling presented by KEEN Footwear seemed unaffected. Paul McBeth #27523 and Eagle McMahon #37817 emerged as the leaders in the Open division at 16 under par and 14 under par by the end of round 2, respectively, but it was Paige Pierce #29190 in the Open Women’s division that would pull off the most impressive scores of the day.
2017 Beaver State Fling presented by KEEN Footwear & Next Adventure
A PDGA National Tour event
Stumptown Disc Golf is pleased to announce the 2017 Beaver State Fling on the weekend of June 9th - 11th, 2017. Once again the Beaver State Fling staff will be partnering with KEEN Footwear and Next Adventure to bring you this PDGA National Tour Elite Series event. As in the past players will be tested by two challenging 18 hole courses playing along the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, Oregon.