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2018 PDGA World Champions Paige Bjerkass (left) and Gregg Barsby join this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen

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.

Paige Bjerkaas quickly lost her lead during Saturday's fourth round of Pro Worlds, but she regained control to head into Sunday's final with a five-shot advantage. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – Paige Bjerkaas’ day didn’t exactly go as planned.

As temperatures plummeted here at Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center for the Open Women’s lead card’s 9:30 a.m. tee time Saturday, the 21-year-old Kansan’s game matched the conditions. Simply put, it was cold.

Double bogey. Par. Triple bogey. A five-stroke lead, evaporated in a mere three holes at Fox Run Meadows.

Paige Bjerkaas maintained her spot at the top of the leaderboard after round three of the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships at Smugglers' Notch Disc Golf Center. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – A five-round tournament is bound to yield a difficult performance for any player, even one who has been playing as hot as Paige Bjerkaas. At some point, the event becomes a battle of attrition and survival mode kicks in.

Paige Bjerkaas was all smiles after firing off a career-best round Thursday afternoon during the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

JEFFERSONVILLE, Vt. – Paige Bjerkaas has just walked off Fox Run Meadows after a 5-under par gem and is waiting for her close-up. As she stands on the stage just outside the Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center pro shop, onsite camera crews adjust their lenses as a boom mic hovers near her feet, waiting to capture the perfect soundbite. And they’re about to get it.

Sarah Hokom finished off a strong performance at the Great Lakes Open for her seventh victory of 2018. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Sarah Hokom carded an eagle-birdie-birdie streak for the second straight day at Kensington Metropark’s Toboggan course, and that flurry of scoring was all she needed to pull away for a resounding win at the Great Lakes Open.

Catrina Allen is averaging 962.8-rated golf during her winning streak. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

In order for Catrina Allen to start winning more, she said she had to start caring less.