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2019 PDGA Majors

2019 PDGA Majors

A champagne shower was in order after James Conrad's United States Disc Golf Championship triumph Saturday in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The putts weren’t falling. The drives were sailing out of bounds. And, of course, hole 17 tried to derail James Conrad’s attempt at summiting the United States Disc Golf Championship mountain.

All that mattered, though, was that the Virginia pro had one insurance stroke and one hole standing between him and history. That was all he needed.

Saturday's gallery was treated to another memorable finish at the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio

It’s a tradition as old as the USDGC itself: Hole 17 brought the drama during the final round in Rock Hill. Who’s the new United States Champion? Steve Hill runs down a harrowing finish in the final Chain Reaction installment from South Carolina.

Few players were immune from the emotional swings that Winthrop doled out during round three of the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio

We’re still trying to catch our breath from a USDGC moving day that featured meltdowns, an albatross, and the 2018 runner-up doing his best to become the 2019 champion. Steve Hill checks in from South Carolina with all of the action from round 3 on this episode of Chain Reaction!

James Conrad was rewarded for his aggressive play at Winthrop University and takes the lead into the final round of the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Upheaval (noun).

Calm, Cool, Clemons: 31-year-old Kansas City pro Chris Clemons remained on top after day two of the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- It would have been easy for Chris Clemons to wilt under the pressure that comes with the United States Disc Golf Championship. This is only his third career appearance at Winthrop Gold, after all, and his first time leading a PDGA Major. 

But despite triple-digit temperatures and a face drenched in sweat, Clemons was a cool customer yet again on Thursday, and the 31-year-old preserved his spot at the top of the standings heading into a pivotal third round.

Hometown hero Nathan Queen hung tough on the lead card and is in second place at the USDGC. Photo: Eino Ansio

Calm, collected, Clemons: Chris Clemons is in control after two rounds of the USDGC, and 2009 U.S. Champ Nikko Locastro makes a charge to the lead card. Let’s catch up with soundbites and the day’s news from Rock Hill with another episode of Chain Reaction!

Chris Clemons put together a hot back-nine to take the early lead at the United States Disc Golf Championship Wednesday afternoon in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Photo: Eino Ansio

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Chris Clemons appears to have hit his stride at the right time.

The Kansas City product won his first career A-Tier just six weeks ago at the Vacationland Open in Turner, Maine. A runner-up finish at the Green Mountain Championship followed, as he tossed a career-high 1090-rated final round to climb up in the standings.

Now, the long-haired lefthander can add Wednesday’s performance at Winthrop University to an increasingly impressive resume.

Thomas Gilbert celebrates his ace on hole 17 during round one of the USDGC. Photo: Eino Ansio

We’re checking in with news and soundbites from round one of the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with another episode of Chain Reaction! Steve Hill talks with Chris Clemons, Simon Lizotte, Drew Gibson, and Paige Pierce and covers news on the defending champ and the day’s aces.

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