A 1065 average round rating led Eagle McMahon to his first career PDGA Major victory at the Konopiště Open. Photo: Eino Ansio
Eagle McMahon had always said that once he finally got over the hump and locked down his first significant win that more victories would follow.
But he never thought they would come this quickly.
“I didn’t, no,” the 20-year-old Colorado native said. “Like at Vegas, after I won that tournament there were thoughts in my head like, ‘Sweet, I got the big win. This is gonna be my big win of the year.’ Fast forward to mid-July, and it’s one of four. It’s gone a lot faster than I expected.”
"This tournament is far from over." Eagle McMahon has the lead at the midway point of the Konopiště Open, but he knows his competitors have plenty of time to catch up. Photo: Eino Ansio.
If Eagle McMahon was going to have a letdown after setting the Konopiště Open course record on Thursday, it wasn’t going to come on Friday. But the tournament’s defending champion was right there to keep pace.
Catrina Allen's even-par showing has her on top of the leaderboard in the Czech Republic. Photo: Eino Ansio
On an 11,000-foot, par 67 course, birdies come at a premium. Case in point: There were a total of 10 shots under par carded by the top 5 Open Women’s players during round one of the Konopiště Open Thursday morning.
Catrina Allen was responsible for 40 percent of that total, and as a result she has taken an early lead at this year’s European Major.