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2021 Des Moines Challenge

2021 Des Moines Challenge

Missy Gannon picked up her first Elite Series win in Des Moines. Photo: PDGA Media File

When the skies finally cleared, the action picked up in a big way to close out the Disc Golf Pro Tour – Des Moines Challenge on Sunday.

Missy Gannon added a little lightning of her own on the 18th hole on Sunday.

Gannon cashed an edge-of-circle putt to grab a one-shot victory and the first PDGA Elite Series win of her career to cap a wild and weather-filled weekend in Iowa.

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Zackeriath Johnson joins Silas Schultz, Paul McBeth and Ben Callaway on the MPO lead card. Photo: PDGA File Photo

(Recap via Disc Golf Pro Tour)

It was a wild and wet day for Round 1 of the Des Moines Challenge presented by Discraft. With a deluge of rain starting early in the morning and continuing all day, there were numerous delays, and some tee times were pushed back as much as 90 minutes. Even the Disc Golf Network live stream was pushed by a couple hours due to rain and lightning delays.

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Ben Callaway is the defending champion at the Des Moines Challenge. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

Birgitta Lagerholm tapped out her final putt at the 2004 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships and entered the history books.

The professional careers of Gregg Barsby and Garrett Guthrie got going that same year. Seventeen years later, Juliana Korver is back in the mix.

It's safe to say that Iowa holds a rich and deep history in disc golf.