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2021 Elite Series

2021 Elite Series

Juliana Korver laughs at the 2021 Music City Open in Nashville. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

She’s still got it.

Juliana Korver stepped away from her desk earlier this season and back onto the disc golf course this year looking to see if she could still compete at the professional level.

The results and the embracement of the community speak for themselves.

One of her goals was to qualify for the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship.

Drew Gibson tees off on Friday at the 2021 DGPT Championship. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

Drew Gibson had to change his flight home and the momentum kept rolling for Nathan Queen and Gannon Buhr on Friday at the 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championships presented by Guaranteed Rate.

All three fired off the hot rounds of 7-under par and were joined by Matt Orum to move on into weekend action at the Hornet’s Nest in Charlotte.

Heather Young lines up a forehand on Friday in Charlotte. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

Heather Young capped a great round with a great putt.

With that, the No. 9 seed is moving on to the semifinal round of the 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship presented by Guaranteed Rate.

Young got off to a blistering start – going six down through the front nine – on her way to the hot round on Friday at the Hornet’s Nest.

After two late bogies, Young bounced back with a birdie on 18 to cap a 5-under round.

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  • Date: 14-Oct to 17-Oct-2021
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Tournament Director: Jeffrey Spring
  • Tee Times & Results

Sunday, October 17 - Finals

Recap Articles

Gannon Buhr, a two-time PDGA Junior World Champion, is rising the MPO ranks. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Gannon Buhr’s first PDGA win came just over six years ago.

He was 10.

Since then, Buhr has continued growing, literally, on the disc golf course, racking up wins at the amateur level, including two PDGA Junior World Championships, and over the past year, turning in a breakout year in the professional ranks.

Nathan Queen walks off the course on Thursday in Charlotte. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

A single stroke is important on any leader board, but especially in the do-or-die format of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship presented by Guaranteed Rate.

Nathan Queen knew it.

After a stellar day on the putting green already, Queen cashed in a 90-foot throw-in to turn in the hot round of the day on Thursday during Round 1 of the DGPT Championships at Hornet’s Nest Park in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ricky Wysocki is the top seed heading into the 2021 DGPT Championship this week in Charlotte. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

From first-time PDGA Elite Series winners or players adding to their legacy, and a legendary shot in between, the 2021 disc golf season has been one for the record books.

It all wraps up at Hornet's Nest in Charlotte.


Mason Ford was confident in his abilities until the end of the Music City Open. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

Mason Ford never blinked.

Not when he held a one-stroke lead over the best players in the world. Not when one of those players surged to the top of the leaderboard not once, but twice. Not when the pressure of his first PDGA Elite Series win was do-or-die.

“I feel like I prepared really well for the event,” Ford said Sunday in Nashville. “I was very confident on the course. I never doubted myself. Even when I threw a bad shot, I trusted my game, trusted me putt and left it in God’s hands.”

Hailey King won three PDGA National Tour events in 2021. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

Hailey King competed in the dogwoods of Texas, the plains of Kansas and for four days in Nashville with the best players in the world on the 2021 PDGA National Tour.

She conquered them all.

King wrapped up the 2021 PDGA National Tour Championship and her third National Tour win of 2021 with a strong finish at the 2021 Music City Open presented by Dynamic Discs on Sunday.


Mason Ford waves to the crowd prior to teeing off on Sunday at Mill Ridge. Photo: Kevin Huver / PDGA

A couple of trends continued on Sunday at the 2021 PDGA National Tour Finale - Music City Open prestned by Dynamic Discs.

On the MPO side, Mason Ford joined a list of first-time National Tour winners in a season that saw five different winners on the NT.

Hailey King simply dominated the National Tour in 2021, winning three events on her way to taking the 2021 NT Points Series title.