DGPT Championship: Heimburg Looks Out For Blood

Quarterfinals and Semifinals Recap

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPT

With several of the top seeds knocked out, the finals of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship is wide open, but a two-time champ lurks.

  • Playing his first round since an almost epic final round comeback at the USDGC, Calvin Heimburg posted a hot round 10-under par to advance to the finals. He was the only player on the top card  — sends 1-4 — to advance. Heimburg was bogey-free, and only had six Circle 1X looks all round as he led the field in parked shots.
  • Austin Hannum, who got a late bye to the quarterfinals after Simon Lizotte’s withdrawal, advanced for the second straight day to make the final four card on Sunday. His 4-under par on Saturday was two strokes worse than Friday but still enough to push him clear of the cut line.
  • Even after starting the round 2-over par through five holes, two-time defending DGPT Championship winner and freshly-crowned USDGC champ Chris Dickerson turned his day around, going bogey-free the rest of the day to finish with the second lowest score at 5-under par.
  • Kevin Jones looked safe to advance to the finals from the second card until a triple-bogey on hole 17 put his spot on the line. He fell to 3-under par after the blemish and Ricky Wysocki was close behind at 2-under par on the lead card. Wysocki was unable to get scoring looks on either hole 17 or hole 18, thus giving Jones the final spot to Sunday.
  • Along with Wysocki, Paul McBeth (even) and Eagle McMahon (even) were the other top seeds not to advance to the final round. A triple-bogey on hole 16 was enough to derail McBeth’s late push, and McMahon blow-up early on hole 4 was too big of a hole to dig out of.
  • Eric Oakley made it through the opening round and the quarterfinals but was a stroke off of reaching the finals, as he finished at 2-under par. Due to seeding, he would have needed to finish at 4-under to not be beat in a tiebreaker by Jones.

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