Paige Pierce hit her final putt on Sunday from the same spot she missed the year prior. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- As she walked up to her final lie Sunday afternoon at the Beaver State Fling, Paige Pierce couldn’t help but think back to the putt that cost her the title at Milo McIver State Park just one year before. After all, her approach on the 509-foot, righthand bending closer at the West Course landed in the same spot as 2018.
Milo McIver State Park played host to yet another thrilling finish at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It didn't come down to a playoff, but the final round of the Beaver State Fling served up tension and redemption. Catch up on a wild Sunday on the PDGA National Tour with the latest episode of Chain Reaction!
Paige Pierce takes a seven-shot lead into Sunday's Beaver State Fling final. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- After taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the 2018 Beaver State Fling, Paige Pierce only needed a 10-foot putt on hole 18 at Milo McIver State Park’s West Course to clinch back-to-back titles in Oregon.
She missed that putt, then fell to Catrina Allen in a one-hole playoff.
Now heading into the 2019 Beaver State Fling with a seven-shot cushion after, Pierce has a chance to put the past even further in the rearview mirror.
Eagle McMahon wasn't flashy on Saturday at the Beaver State Fling, but his 10-under par round has him alone at the top of the leaderboard. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- Breathing room comes at a premium at the Beaver State Fling, where perennial playoffs are written into tournament lore. So when Eagle McMahon sensed an opportunity to pull away after Seppo Paju carded a double bogey to open play Saturday at Milo McIver State Park’s West Course, the defending champion was ready to pounce.