Story originally published by Ultiworld Disc Golf. Photos by Rebecca Heiam.
Paige Pierce made quite the statement after her Memorial Championship win two weeks ago, suggesting that she doesn’t think she will lose this year unless she allows either herself or the course take her down. And, yesterday, in the first round of the Waco Annual Charity Open, she backed that up with another excellent performance, preliminarily rated at 1013.
Pierce went off, carding birdies on nine holes—by far the most in the field—en route to a 7-under par 60 first round. The 1013 rated round is already her third round rated above 1000 and her seventh rated over 990 this season.
Photo of Paige Pierce courtesy of the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Story originally published at Ultiworld Disc Golf.
Just like in round two, one of Paige Pierce’s competitors got close to taking a share of her lead yesterday during round three of the Memorial Championship. But as she has all tournament, she quickly closed the door on that idea at Vista del Camino Park, inflating her five stroke lead to six after a 1-over par 61 hot round to move her to a 3-under par 168 total.
Photo of Paul McBeth and Ricky Wysocki courtesy of the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Story originally published at Ultiworld Disc Golf.
Paul McBeth set out for what he called a leisurely stroll yesterday during round two of the Memorial Championship. When he was finished, he found himself almost at the top of the leaderboard.
The defending Memorial Champion’s 11-under par 44 counted as the day’s hot round and sent him flying up the standings. He started the day in 19th place and ended it in second, his 18-under par 93 total putting him on the lead card for today’s third round.
Photo of Madison Walker courtesy of the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Story originally published at Ultiworld Disc Golf.
A warm and breezy afternoon round two at the Memorial Championship stood in stark contrast to the early, chilly morning round one experienced by the Open Women’s field, but the final results were similar. Paige Pierce remains in the lead after maintaining the five stroke advantage she enjoyed heading into the round, her 2-under par 54 at Fiesta Lakes bringing her to a 5-under par 107 total.