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MVP Open Round Two FPO Recap: Lead Card Separates Itself from the pack

By Baker Helton
​It’s day two at the MVP Open at Maple Hill, and uniquely, the entire lead card has separated itself from the rest of the field. When the day started the chase card was in a position to make moves, but even in perfect weather, they were unable to match the play of the lead card.

For it being moving day, only a few players ended up making moves. Hannah McBeth jumped the most spots, carding a plus-four today compared to her plus-nine yesterday which moved her up six spots. She is now in a tie for fourteenth place. Other movers include Courtney Cannon who moved up four spots and Kona Panis and Hailey King who each moved up three spots.

The real story of the day came from the separation built by the lead card. As the lead card separated itself from the pack, the leader of the tournament separated herself from the rest of the field. Paige Pierce faltered early which briefly brought Catrina into a tie for first. Pierce stopped the bleeding on hole five with a par and would not stumble again until hole fifteen. She would gain those throws back on the very next hole, grabbing an eagle two on the long hole sixteen. Paige would finish the day -5, one throw off the pace she set yesterday.

Sarah Hokom was able to make moves on the lead card today; her -3 finish was the second-best round of the day. She credited her drives for putting her in that position. She did lament about a shift in weather that was not similar to anything they saw in practice. She said, “The wind was stronger than we have seen all week, so that was a big challenge.” Overall she is positive looking to the final round, she added,
“I’m having fun; it was fun playing with Paige and watching her shoot well.”

Also on the card, Kristin Tattar was the only other player in the field to shoot under par for the day. Kristin was able to maintain her third-place position with a two-under-par, improving on her one-under-par performance from yesterday. Kristin is in position to make a podium finish in her first Disc Golf Pro Tour event.

Rounding out today’s lead card was Catrina Allen. Catrina finished over par on the day but is still in a position to make a push for a podium finish tomorrow. Catrina started well but struggled inside C1 today, finishing the day with a 46% C1 putting percentage. Today’s putting was a stark contrast to yesterday’s 83% C1 performance where she only two-putted once. If Catrina cleans up her putting tomorrow, she could be in an excellent position to make a podium finish.

Make plans to tune in and watch the final round tomorrow at 9 AM ET from the storied Maple Hill course.