Gregg Barsby signs a hat with '1x' after his PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships victory in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Five days at Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center in Jeffersonville, Vermont, yielded one of the most memorable, unpredictable PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in recent memory. Emotions overflowed, records were broken and, when all was said and done, a pair of first-time world champions were crowned.
Paige Bjerkaas quickly lost her lead during Saturday's fourth round of Pro Worlds, but she regained control to head into Sunday's final with a five-shot advantage. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – Paige Bjerkaas’ day didn’t exactly go as planned.
As temperatures plummeted here at Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center for the Open Women’s lead card’s 9:30 a.m. tee time Saturday, the 21-year-old Kansan’s game matched the conditions. Simply put, it was cold.
Double bogey. Par. Triple bogey. A five-stroke lead, evaporated in a mere three holes at Fox Run Meadows.
Gregg Barsby is in the driver's seat after a romp through Fox Run Meadows during round three of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships Friday. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – A Happy Gilmore-esque exuberance flowed from the crowd that was perched on the ridge just above hole 11 at Fox Run Meadows, a product of the liquid sunshine that drenched the Green Mountains during round three of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. And most of that energy was pointed in one direction.