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Aria Castruita is the 2021 National Amateur Disc Golf Tour Champion. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

Aria Castruita took a victory lap this past weekend to add another big win to the family trophy case.

They might have to build a bigger display soon.

Castruita went wire-to-wire this weekend at the National Amateur Disc Golf Tour Championship to defend her NADGT title, one that will set next to her 2021 PDGA FJ15 World Championship.

“Super excited,” Aria told the Disc Golf Network’s Nate Perkins. “I came back and won it.”

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Micah Groth is the 2021 NADGT Champion. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

Micah Groth is taking notes every step of the way so far in his young disc golf career.

At the 2021 PDGA Junior World Championships, he learned about the pressure of the big moments. Back home, it’s iron-sharpens-iron on the courses in South Carolina, a place that continues to churn out disc golf talent. On the course, he adjusts and makes calculated decisions.

All three of those things came into play for the 16-year-old from Woodruff, South Carolina this past weekend as he took down the 2021 National Amateur Disc Golf Tour Championship.

Aria Castruita is in control at the 2021 NADGT National Championship. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

Micah Groth and Calvin Pettigrew met earlier this year at a National Amateur Disc Golf Tour event in Huntsville, Alabama.

It was a one-two finish and that’s how it’s shaping up at the 2021 NADGT National Championships in Austin, Texas as well.

Groth, who recently turned 16, torched the MetCenter on Saturday to the tune of a 10-under, bogey-free round to jump from the chase card to a three-stroke lead over Pettigrew heading into Championship Sunday.

Fellow South Carolina native Brent Hannu is four strokes back of Groth in third place.

Calvin Pettigrew is a co-leader in the MPO A Pool at the NADGT Championship. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA

There’s still a tie at the top, and South Carolina is representing strong as the 2021 National Amateur Disc Golf Tour Championship hit the midway point.

Calvin Pettigrew, of Tennessee, and Brent Hannu, of South Carolina, held on to the top spots in the MPO A Pool heading into the weekend in Austin, Texas.

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Kyle Klein took down the 2019 NADGT Championship. Photo: PDGA

Nearly 1,300 players from across the United States and Canada have made the trek to Austin, Texas for the 2021 National Amateur Disc Golf Tour Championship.

Yes, nearly 1,300 players.

Through nearly 250 events in 2021, the NADGT saw over 18,000 players compete for a chance to qualify for the championship, which runs through Sunday and visits 12 courses throughout Texas’ capital city.

The series was previously called the Next Generation Tour and it has lived up to that title.

NADGT Naitonal Championship qualifiers will have to wait until 2021 for their chance to win one of the largest prizes in amateur disc golf. Photo: PDGA Media / Alyssa Van Lanen

The National Amateur Disc Golf Tour (NADGT) has announced that they are postponing the 2020 National Championships, previously scheduled for October 29–November 1, based on guidance from Austin area public health authorities.