Paige Pierce took a six-shot lead into a frigid Sunday morning final at the Jonesboro Open, and it’s safe to say that, despite slightly higher temperatures than a snowy Saturday round, her scorecard heated up before she did.
Snow blanketed the tee pads Saturday morning at the Jonesboro Open. Photo: DGPT
If the story from day one of the Jonesboro Open was course records, Saturday was about weather records.
Springtime in Arkansas turned into a winter wonderland overnight and the mercury dipped to 28 degrees, matching the record low for the same day from 1994. Morning tee shots resembled slap shots as players slid across pads, and even when the snow let up the wind did not.
Florida native Garrett Gurthie sits in first place at the Jonesboro Open after a course record-breaking opening round. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT
If it seems like Garrett Gurthie is playing like a man trying to make up for lost time, perhaps that's because he is.
Plenty changed in the three years he was away from disc golf, and the Florida native took notice. Now back on tour full time, he's making good on his decision to hit the road. And he's ready for his close-up.
Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson preview this week’s Jonesboro Open (4:52), the third event on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Lisa Fajkus shares a putting tip (16:32) before Arkansas native Kevin Jones stops by for a chat (17:22). Steve and Sara make their picks (33:00), then look at Am Worlds Doubles in Texas (38:14) and Sara’s own charity doubles event in South Carolina (47:47). Finally, they discuss disc golf manufacturers’ April Fools jokes (52:25) before sharing Last Week in Disc Golf History (58:55).