Lisa Fajkus walked off the course at Mulligans with a big, confident smile. Catrina Allen felt like her round was even better than the scorecard indicated. Kristin Tattar picked up steam heading down the stretch and jumped right back into the spotlight.
Sarah Giplin lines up a putt on Tuesday at The Fort in Utah. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA
OGDEN, Utah — A wide range of emotions accompany the opening rounds of the world championships, nervousness, excitement and frustration among them.
Five-time champion Paige Pierce felt the nerves when stepping up to the first teebox on Tuesday. Sarah Gilpin had a similiar feeling coming down the stretch of Tuesday’s first round and, after tapping our her final putt, joy took over.
“It’s amazing — unexpected,” said Gilpin with an emotional smile on her face. “I figured I was shooting one of the best rounds of my life when the cameras showed up.
With that crown comes notoriety, a place amongst disc golf's best. Every tournament after that victory, the player will be announced as a World Champion. Their name will be etched into the history of the sport forever.