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Memorial Championship Day 4: Lizotte wins the first Pro Tour Stop of 2018

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The final round of The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft began with Simon Lizotte holding a two throw lead on the field. After eighteen more holes of
play the only person who came close to catching Simon was Eagle McMahon who tied things up on hole six. Simon used his typical aggressive drives with conservative putting to maintain his lead and ultimately win the first DGPT event of the year.
On hole four Simon threw OB and it looked like he might be opening the door for others to catch him. It would not be until hole seven that Simon would take another birdie. At this point Eagle had tied things up. It looked like a dead race between Simon and Eagle until hole twelve when Simon carded a birdie in the middle of Eagle’s three hole par streak. With a two throw lead Simon and Eagle would go shot for shot until hole 18 where Eagle went for the ace in a shot to try and tie things up. Eagle’s shot fell OB and Simon was able to lay up his putt to win The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft.
Other notable finishes
Ricky Wysocki was able to move up three spots on the day to finish fourth. He set his pace early carding birdies on five of the first seven holes. After two back-to-back bogies he heating his putter back up and landed six more birdies to shoot -9 on the day.
Seppo Paju was one stroke off of the hot round today, moving up fourteen spots to finish tied for sixth place with Anthony Barela, Noah Meintsma, Grady Shue, and James Conrad. Speaking of James Conrad, he was putting together a solid round before he encountered a few tough breaks on the course. James carded six OB throws on the day, the last of which was caused by a spectators water bottle keeping his disc from coming back inbounds. James ultimately three putted the hole and carded a penalty seven. This was a turning point in James game where he carded a par on the next hole and then birdied out to finish with his tied for sixth.
The two hot rounds today in the MPO division were by Nate Sexton and Dutch Napier. Nate Sexton carded his eleven down by playing bogey free golf and ultimately solidified his third place finish leading fourth place by five throws. Dutch Napier made a final day push, jumping up eighteen spots by shooting eleven down and ultimately finishing 26th in the tournament.
That’s all for The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft. The second stop of the Pro Tour will be in Waco, Texas for the Waco Annual Charity Open March 15-17. Make sure you are ready to watch as we will be going live every day at the same time (4pm ET).