Paige Pierce continued to be aggressive and push past mistakes during round 2. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA Media
SANTA CRUZ, California – The Santa Cruz Masters Cup has come down to its final act, and Paige Pierce finds herself in a familiar position – three shots clear of the field and eyeing her 25th National Tour title.
Pierce had to fight off another slow start during round two, carding three consecutive bogeys after her drive on hole 3 got hung up in a tree on the right side of the fairway for a two-meter penalty and her drive from the top of the world (hole 4) hyzered OB left.
Juliana Korver secured a place on the FPO lead card with a strong opening round performance. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA Media
SANTA CRUZ, California – Round one of the 2021 Santa Cruz Masters Cup is in the books and after five hours of grueling competition, DeLa rolls and two-meter penalties, there was a lot for players to think about as they headed down the hill and off the famed Santa Cruz track.
Paul McBeth is looking for his sixth Masters Cup title this weekend. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / PDGA
History, triumph and heartbreak highlight every inch of the hill that overlooks Santa Cruz, California.
The memorable moments are there at every turn at DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course — a roller ace from Gregg Barsby, a win from Paige Pierce in 2011 that started a career year, Catrina Allen's four titles, Ken Climo's record six Masters Cup titles, Garrett Guthrie's first National Tour win, the birth of Ricky Wysocki's 'raptor legs.'
The list goes on and on.
The heartbreak, like the cliffs on the storied track, looms large as well.