Steve and Sara look back at the Beaver State Fling and do a little armchair quarterbacking. First, they talk Catrina Allen’s playoff win and her willingness to change her late-round strategy (3:03) before tackling big questions like:
Catrina Allen hugs Paige Pierce after the pair shared another classic showdown. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. – Time travel may not be possible yet, but try telling that to Catrina Allen.
A late-round hot streak and a one-hole playoff had Sunday’s final round of the Beaver State Fling feeling a lot like the same tournament here in 2016. Just like two years back, Allen emerged victorious, knocking off Paige Pierce in extra frames to rack up her first National Tour victory of the season.
Eagle McMahon is now three for four on the PDGA National Tour in 2018. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. – Eagle McMahon knew he had a three-shot lead over his closest cardmate as he headed into hole 12 during Sunday’s Beaver State Fling final at Milo McIver State Park’s Riverbend East Disc Golf Course. He was simply looking to nail down a victory.
Instead of a nail, though, that fastener came in the form of a pin.
Simon Lizotte used a strong front nine to move into the lead at the Beaver State Fling on Saturday. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. – For someone who had just shot a 9-under par round to take the lead at the Beaver State Fling, Simon Lizotte wasn’t terribly excited. Dressed head to toe in black, his sartorial choice matched his somber mood.
“If I could finish rounds, I’d be really good,” he said, resignation in his voice.
Catrina Allen used a full complement of shots to take an early lead at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. – Catrina Allen is standing 100 feet from the basket at Milo McIver West’s first hole. She’s already finished her two rounds at the Beaver State Fling, but she’s waiting for one more card to wrap up before she can make it all the way to her car and put this nearly 12-hour day to bed.
Hole 7 at Milo McIver State Park's Riverbend Disc Golf Course East, which plays host to this weekend's Beaver State Fling. Photo: Jonathan Baldwin
ESTACADA, Ore. – “I love Milo.”
A.J. Risley is standing under one of the innumerable conifers that encircle tournament central at Milo McIver State Park’s Riverbend Disc Golf Course. Though the tone of his voice is one that signifies levity more than reverence, his words are what carry the weight. He, like so many other here this weekend, truly admires this venue and everything it delivers.
Risley is standing next to his touring cohort Eric Oakley, who is more than happy to share how smitten he is.