Eagle McMahon is now two-for-two on the 2018 National Tour after a late-round Glass Blown Open victory. Photo: The Flight Record
EMPORIA, Kan. – If Winthrop Gold’s iconic hole 17 is disc golf’s most consequential, the Emporia Country Club’s 365-foot 16th is a worthy rival. And during Saturday’s final round of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open, the picturesque, hair-raising island shot added another page to its growing legend.
Drew Gibson combined power and accuracy to stay atop the leaderboard at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Photo: The Flight Record
EMPORIA, Kan. – Disc golf is a game that can give as quickly as it can take. Never was that more apparent than during a raucous second round of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open Friday afternoon at the Emporia Country Club, where each of the event’s leaders experienced their own tumult.
A packed house at the William L. White Auditorium made for a memorable GBO opening ceremony. Photo: The Flight Record
When Eric McCabe and Gabe Werly took the reins of the Emporia Open in 2003 and turned it into the Glass Blown Open, they did so with high ambitions. Fifteen years later, though, it’s safe to say the tournament’s growth has exceeded anything they could have dreamed up.