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Jessica Weese

Jessica Weese

Paige Bjerkaas jumps for joy after tapping in her PDGA World Championship-winning putt Sunday afternoon at Sumgglers' Notch Resort Disc Golf Center. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – Paige Pierce said it. Sarah Hokom echoed the same sentiment. Even the new world champion’s father felt that she would eventually win a major tournament.

Everyone always knew it was coming. They just didn’t expect it to happen so soon.

Rebecca Cox saved the best round of her career for the first round of Pro Worlds Wednesday at Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – One day after four-time PDGA World Champion Paige Pierce namechecked her as a player on the rise, Rebecca Cox made good on that promise.

Jessica Weese, shown here at the Utah Open, took an early lead in Michigan Friday during the Great Lakes Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Jessica Weese was all avian during the first round of the Great Lakes Open, but it turns out she was lucky to even make it to the course on time.