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2018 National Tour

2018 National Tour

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



Paige Pierce won her fourth career Glass Blown Open this weekend in Emporia, Kansas. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

EMPORIA, Kan. – Paige Pierce has had a firm grasp on the momentum in the Open Women’s division this season, but for a few holes Saturday at Peter Pan Park, her grip on it started to loosen.

A missed putt here, a bogey there, and her Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open lead – which started at two shots over Lisa Fajkus entering the round – evaporated.

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.