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2018 National Tour

2018 National Tour

Paige Pierce lined up another double-digit victory this weekend in Santa Cruz. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and Paige Pierce is walking through the DeLaveaga Golf Course parking lot after a runaway win at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. She’s come to the realization that she is still undefeated in 2018.

It’s the middle of May.

“Yeah, it’s crazy,” she said. “Crazy.”

Ricky Wysocki won his second career Santa Cruz Masters Cup after a wild final round at the DeLaveaga Golf Course. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – The famed Beach Boardwalk and its landmark Giant Dipper make for a bucolic skyline here in this seaside enclave, but for yesterday afternoon’s final round of the Masters Cup it was as if Ricky Wysocki and Josh Anthon picked up the red and white wooden roller coaster and transplanted it to the fairways of the DeLaveaga Golf Course.

Josh Anthon spent his day running DeLa's fearsome greens as he took the lead at the Masters Cup. Photo: D.J. Ellis,

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Faced with a 40-foot death putt for birdie on DeLaveaga’s 8a Saturday, Josh Anthon had two choices: Run it, or play it safe. One of those options was never, realistically, in play.

Paige Pierce takes a six-shot lead into today's Masters Cup final. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Clocking in at just under five hours, Saturday’s second round of the Masters Cup found the Open Women’s division logging a marathon disc golf session. Though the number of holes at DeLaveaga Park, 24, comes up just shy of the number of miles in a great endurance race, both require physical stamina and mental fortitude.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the top-rated player in the field used the opportunity to pull away from the pack as she closed in toward the finish line.

Reigning PDGA World Champion Ricky Wysocki takes a one-shot lead into Saturday's round at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Valarie Jenkins lines up an approach during round one of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Now in her fourteenth year playing the Masters Cup, it’s safe to say four-time PDGA World Champion Valarie Jenkins has learned a thing or two about how to tame DeLaveaga Park. So even if she isn’t the touring stalwart she once was, it should come as no surprise to see her atop the standings after day one at the iconic venue.

Downtown Emporia was flooded with people for the GBO Block Party. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Eagle McMahon joins the show to talk about his GBO victory. Photo: Stu Mullenberg / The Flight Record

Videos filmed and produced by Central Coast Disc Golf and Jomez Productions.

Round 3

Open Women - Lead Card