Paige Pierce’s hold on the Vibram Open continues, as she won her fourth straight at Maple Hill with an impressive 1005-rated round in inclement conditions to secure a comeback win over Valarie Jenkins on Sunday. The victory marks Pierce’s 17th of the season, with the four-digit round also coming as her 17th on the year.
Though it wasn’t fourth and goal from the one-yard line, or even the two-minute warning, yesterday was disc golf’s equivalent of the end of the third quarter at the Vibram Open. And Ricky Wysocki was feeling the pressure.
“I knew I had to do something,” Wysocki said. “It was so tight, and I knew I needed to make the move.”
Pack up the vans and bring in the muscle, because Wysocki delivered.
Now in his 15th season as a pro, Gregg Barsby more than qualified as the most senior player on yesterday’s Vibram Open lead card. At only 30 years old, though, he’s not old, by any stretch of the imagination. He’s just experienced.
“I feel like the elder guy in a sense, just because they know [how long I’ve played], and I know,” Barsby said. “But it’s not like that.”
The difficult Maple Hill course wasn’t the only challenge facing the Open Women’s competitors during the second round of the Vibram Open yesterday: Their early morning tee times featured temperatures in the 40s and strong winds that even penetrated the heavily wooded section of the course.