After 3 days of beautiful sunny weather, the USDGC Championship Saturday brought us a new kind of situation, with light to moderate rain almost throughout the day. As anyone who’s been to Winthrop Gold during the USDGC knows, the grass on the fairways and greens is cut short, which means that in wet conditions, your disc is probably not going settle as is it would on a dry and sunny day.
We’re through three rounds of USDGC action and this time we’re not done yet! Friday was another one of those signature hot and sunny October days in South Carolina, with just slight breezes in the air. While the forecast does suggest we may see some rain showers tomorrow afternoon, that’s nothing compared to the weather we faced one year ago on championship Saturday, when the tournament was cut short due to Hurricane Matthew.
Large crowds normally seen during the final two rounds of the USDGC were on hand on Thursday during Round 2. You can tell that there’s an excitement in the air that disc golf fans are picking up, compelling them not to wait to catch disc golf’s finest show. It was a good choice to come out to Winthrop on Thursday because it was another picture perfect day with a high of 83 and mild winds.
After the last round of the 2016 USDGC was canceled due to complications from Hurricane Matthew, everybody including players, fans, and staff were excited to see the return on the Championship and for it to begin in pleasant weather.
With a high of 81 degrees and light winds, Wednesday’s Round 1 was the kind of weather perfect for a picnic. In fact, one spectator family looked to be doing just that not far from Hole 16’s green.
There’s a lot to keep up with during this year’s USDGC, which is again the finale for the Disc Golf World Tour. Between USDGC.com and DiscGolfWorldTour.com you’ll find everything you need and more to stay in the know. Here is a quick run-down on what you can expect during the 2017 US Championship:
Disc golf history was made at the USDGC during Saturday’s final round when Paul McBeth #27523 won his first USDGC and completed disc golf’s Grand Slam in the process when he beat Richard Wysocki #38008 by five strokes.
Coming from three strokes behind to start the day, McBeth shot a 61 (-6), overtaking Round 3 leader Nate Sexton #18824, then eventually outlasting Richard Wysocki when Wysocki stumbled on Hole 17, clearing the way for a McBeth victory.
Despite a soggy Saturday Morning in Rock Hill, S.C., a strong showing of 25 ladies shrugged off the rain to take part in the 2015 Throw Pink Event at Fewell Park in Rock Hill, S.C.
The all-female event began last year and is designed to be a relaxing, comfortable way for women and girls to get a first crack at disc golf, all while helping put an end to breast cancer via Throw Pink.
With one round left to play for the US Championship, Nate Sexton #18824 and his superb sidearm continue to lead the field at (-23), while Paul McBeth #27523 and Richard Wysocki #38008 made big moves during Friday’s Round 3 to jump to second at (-20) after they both shot a 57 (-10).