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Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship: Round Three Recap

By Baker Helton
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As play moved to Brewster Ridge for moving day, players sought to capitalize in the woods and thrust into better positions in preparation for Championship Sunday. 

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The day’s story came from the leader of the tournament Kevin Jones as he pushed the envelope and ultimately finished tied for the course record. Jones started the day eight-for-eight and would finish the round thirteen under par, bogey-free. Yesterday Jones had said he was gunning for six to ten under par today. Talking about his round, Kevin said, “I was 100% on my lines at the beginning of the round, executing shots perfectly as I planned.” When looking back on the shot of the day (a phenomenal birdie on hole fifteen), Kevin provided the following breakdown, “I was thinking, get in bounds. I kicked far to the left side and thought I had a chance at a run, and I had a nice high hyzer line, and it sneaked in without any chains.”

Elsewhere shooting hot was Tim Barham. Barham had the next hottest score with an eleven-under-par. He was able to move up nine spots into a tie for eighth going into the final round. 

Also double-digits under par today was defending Champion Paul McBeth. Mcbeth’s ten-under performance was enough to move him up into a tie for second place six back of the lead. Also at ten-under par was Philo Brathwaite, who moved up eleven spots into twelfth. 

Joining McBeth and Jones on the lead card tomorrow will be Eagle McMahon and Calvin Heimburg. McMahon fought to keep pace with Jones on the lead card today but cooled off during the middle of the round. Even with a dry spell on the birdie train McMahon was able to maintain his second-place position. Heimburg ended up going six-for-six to finish out his day to bump Wysocki from tomorrow’s lead card. 

As always, tomorrow’s final round will be broadcast on the Disc Golf Pro Tour YouTube channel and the Disc Golf Network for free, so make plans to tune in and see if anyone can catch Kevin Jones on Fox Run Meadows.

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On the FPO side, the competition is fierce to see who will finish in first and who will take the third-place honors as the top five players have separated themselves from the rest of the field.  

Hailey King and Paige Pierce battled today to see who would retain the lead going into the final round. Ultimately the young gun King would outlast Pierce down the stretch. As play heads over to Fox Run, King holds a two-throw advantage on Pierce. When asked about her consistency, King responded: “My game is feeling good. I woke up, my shoulder was feeling really sore this morning which led to some of my forehand shanks off the tee but I should be okay.” Looking to tomorrow, when asked about looking at scores down the stretch, King responded: “No, I was just on my phone texting my dad, so I will keep doing that.” 

In the battle for third is Sarah Hokom, Catrina Allen, and Jessica Weese. 

For the second day in a row, Jessica Weese tried to lead a charge from the chase card. Playing two-under for the day, until hole fifteen, it looked like Weese was going to make that push. However, two back-to-back bogeys on fifteen and sixteen resulted in Weese leading off the chase card for the final round. Weese sits one throw out of third but six ahead of her next competitor. 

Brewster Ridge is where Sarah Hokom typically gains ground (or extends her lead) on the field, but today, she struggled to find the birdies. She avoided too much trouble, but she did not put pressure on King and Pierce as they battled for first. Hokom’s level performance opened the door for Catrina Allen to take the third-place position in the tournament. With a birdie on hole seventeen, Allen moved into a tie with Hokom for third going into the final day of competition. 

The competition between Pierce and King has been fierce throughout the weekend so make plans to tune in to the final day of competition at Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship. You can tune in and watch on both the Disc Golf Pro Tour YouTube channel and the Disc Golf Network for free. Let your friends know, and don’t miss out on the action!