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.
Clint Calvin celebrating on 18. Photo by Shane Lucas.
After a second round that left him in a three-way tie for second and two off the lead, San Diego’s Clint Calvin needed to play a flawless round on The Toboggan if he was going to bring the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship title home to California. With his dad at his side and the gallery behind, he did just that, tapping in on 18 to card a bogey-free 56 (7-under par) for the win.
A relaxed Luke Humphries sits comfortably on the railing of hole 18 knowing he's secured the lead for the final round.
MILFORD, MI – Moving day lived up to its name during the second round of the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship as players from the fourth, fifth, sixth card and beyond made monumental moves to reorganize the rankings heading into Sunday’s final round. If Saturday proved anything, it’s that The Toboggan shows no pity or compassion for anyone, and this event is still anyone’s to take.
Ryan Brophy enters the second round of the USADGC tied for the lead. Photo: Heather Scruggs.
After a few changes to the course for 2018, the Toboggan DGC saw its first official course record on its new and improved layout. Michigan’s own Ryan Brophy and California’s Clint Calvin each finished the day with 7-under par 56s during the opening round of the 2018 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship on Friday, putting them one ahead of a four-way tie for third place as we head into round two on Saturday afternoon.