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Calvin Heimburg checks his scores after kicking off Pro Worlds with an 11-under par performance. Photo: Dalton Slantis

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – The heat index pushed toward triple digits here Wednesday during the first round of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, as Mother Nature welcomed competitors to the Green Mountain State with unseasonably warm conditions.

Little did she know she’d be outdone by a Sunshine State native with the hot hand.

While Ricky Wysocki (far left) and Paul McBeth (second from right) are the most recent PDGA World Champions, a new crop of contenders has emerged in 2018. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen | Illustration: Matt Gregoire

Day one of the MVP Open found little separation among the top 10. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Nikko Locastro has played five Disc Golf Pro Tour events in 2018. In four of those, he’s placed in double digits in the final standings.

2018 Ledgestone Insurance Open Champion Nate Sexton joins the show this week. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Drew Gibson weathered some mid-round struggles to take a three-shot lead at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

ESTACADA, Ore. – Drew Gibson didn’t play the Beaver State Fling last year.

Drew Gibson combined power and accuracy to stay atop the leaderboard at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Photo: The Flight Record

EMPORIA, Kan. – Disc golf is a game that can give as quickly as it can take. Never was that more apparent than during a raucous second round of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open Friday afternoon at the Emporia Country Club, where each of the event’s leaders experienced their own tumult.

Simon Lizotte's 1088-rated third round put him atop the Memorial Championship leaderboard. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Sometimes you have to be lucky to be good. In Simon Lizotte’s case Friday at the Memorial Championship, though, he was good before he was lucky.