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Hailey King picked up her first NT title of her career in Texas. Photo: DGPT

TYLER, Texas — Moments after Hailey King grabbed the first PDGA Elite Series victory of her young career, she responded in typical fashion.

“Well, this is cool,” she said, a smile growing across her face on the 18th green at the 26th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championship presented by Latitude 64.

Over the course of 54 holes, including a final lap through the daunting Dogwood track where the first PDGA National Tour title of 2021 was up for grabs, King let her game do the talking in typical fashion: Aggressive and relaxed.

Hailey King leads an extremely tight race heading into Sunday's finale in Texas. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

TYLER, Texas — Hailey King battled through the elements to find herself atop the leaderboard heading into final round of the 26th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championship.

But just like her approach to Saturday’s back nine after a heavy rain fell on the Dogwood course in Tyler, King knows that the first PDGA National Tour event of the season is far from over.

Jeremy Koling connects for a birdie on Hole 17. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

TYLER, Texas — A couple of par putts helped sparked the co-leaders of the 26th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championship presented by Latitude 64.

Yes, par putts.

Jeremy Koling got his only miscue of the day out of the way early in his round and his bid was enough fuel for the fire. Casey White, meanwhile, connected on a big putt right out of the gate and he was off to the races.

Rebecca Cox was stellar off the tee to build a two-stroke lead after the first round. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

TYLER, Texas — Rebecca Cox stood over her putt on the 18th hole and trusted her game.

It was a plan that had worked out well up until that point, and it continued to hold true until her putter came to rest in the bottom of the 18th basket.

Cox navigated the tight and twisting fairways of the Dogwood course at Lindsey Park with stellar play off the teebox, taking a two-stroke lead after the first round of the 26th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championship presented by Latitude 64.

A warning sign greets players on the first tee of the Dogwood course in Tyler. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

TYLER, Texas – Just over a year ago, the big, gold belt buckles arrived that were going to serve as the Texas-style trophies arrived. The course, like the emblazoned trophy, was shined and ready for the best in the sport to come to town.

But then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit  and the world stood still.

“We had everything ready to go – literally the trophies arrived the day before we got the call,” Rose City Disc Club president Steven Sisemore said. “It was wild.”

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  • Date: 26-Mar to 28-Mar-2021
  • Location: Tyler, Texas, United States
  • Tournament Director: Steven Storrie
  • Asst. Tournament Director: Ryan Draper
  • Tee Times & Results

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