Paul McBeth took home his 22nd career PDGA National Tour victory at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
EMPORIA, Kansas -- Paul McBeth has been arguably the hottest player in disc golf since mid-March, racking up four victories and a single runner-up showing in the last six weeks. But on Saturday at the Emporia Country Club, the Midwest wind did its best to knock him off course during the final round of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open.
An army of purple-shirted volunteers managed large galleries at the Glass Blown Open. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen
The second PDGA National Tour stop of 2019 is in the books, as the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open featured two dramatic final rounds. Catrina Allen staved off hole 16’s island -- and Paige Pierce -- to take home her fourth Open Women’s title, while Paul McBeth needed all of the insurance strokes he came into the round with the hold off the wind and his competition. Check it all out on this week’s final installment of Chain Reaction:
And just like that, Eagle McMahon's lead at the Glass Blown Open has become a deficit. Catch up on all the action from a wild moving day on the PDGA National Tour with insights from McMahon, Paul McBeth, Catrina Allen, and Paige Pierce on this episode of Chain Reaction!
Eagle McMahon fired off a 1077-rated hot round as the wind picked up in Kansas on Thursday. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
EMPORIA, Kansas -- The Open lead card combined to go 20 shots over par Thursday at the Emporia Country Club, amassing a whopping 26 out-of-bounds strokes as the wind whipped up havoc on the leaderboard.
That left a window open for the defending Glass Blown Open champion to soar through.