Round 2 Summary: A day of amazing Disc Golf
The scorecards have been returned to to scoring officials and the players have left Järva DiscGolfPark to take some much needed rest after a hot 2nd day at the European Masters. Those lucky enough to be present at the tournament today witnessed some A-class golf across the board.
FPO division has a new leader
In the ladies division we saw the 3 top women take breakaway from the rest of the field, with the score difference between Paige Pierce (USA) sitting in the 3rd place and Sarah Hokom (USA) & Valarie Jenkins (USA) tied to the 4th place stretching to 10 strokes. Catrina Allen (USA) was the lady to take the lead over Swedish Ragna Bygde, much thanks to her ability to dodge bogeys on her scorecard on the tricky Järva course today. Catrina is currently sitting at 129 (+1), while Ragna is only one stroke back. Paige Pierce is also most definitely in the game for the victory, as she is currently standing just 3 strokes back from the leading lady.
2nd round in the top MPO group features an ace, an eagle and tons of entertaining Disc Golf
Before round 2, the lead was tied threeways between Simon Lizotte (GER), Karl-Johan Nybo (DK) and Will Schusterick, with Paul McBeth lurking just one shot behind the co-leaders. Throughout the MPO lead group’s round, the top position was moving back an forth between Schusterick, McBeth and Nybo. After experiencing a somewhat slow start, Nybo’s game got a huge boost of confidence that peaked as an awesome 120 meter hole in one on the narrow hole 12. Nybo was also the only player in the top groups to manage to play a bogey free round, carding 6 birdies and one ace to result in 56 (-8). Lizotte was struggling with his drives today, resulting in a somewhat disappointing 63 (-1).
The reigning 2-time World Champion Paul McBeth was fighting for the top spot neck and neck with Schusterick and Nybo for the best part of the round. Schusterick’s unfortunate 3-putt green on the 16th caused him the loss of lead, while McBeth took a birdie on the 16th and an amazing eagle on the 17th. McBeth would most likely have sailed to sole lead, but a slightly off-paced upshot on the last hole resulted in a roll away, forcing Paul to settle for a bogey on the 18th. Schusterick, who played very solid golf, despite getting stung by a bee on hole 7, ended up shooting 58 (-6) and will be starting the moving day round on the lead card at 4th place. McBeth’s round score of of 55 (-9) puts him on top of the board, tied with KJ Nybo at the total score of 110 (-18).
Koivu shoots the hot round of the day
The top Finnish player Pasi Koivu was responsible for the hottest round of the day, with Pasi carding 11 birdies and one unfortunate bogey on the 17th. Combined with Koivu’s very solid first round (57/-7), today’s 54 (-10) puts him in the lead group for the moving day, just one stroke behind McBeth & Nybo. Ricky Wysocki (USA), Henrik Johansen (SWE) and Jalle Stoor (FIN) were also making moves up the scoreboard today, all of them carding a 56 (-8) respectively. The moving day round tomorrow should prove very interesting, with a total of 16 players within 4 strokes of each other standing behind the leading 4.
Re-live the action from round 1 and stay tuned for tomorrow!
Results & preliminary ratings from round 2 can be found at the PDGA website. Live scoring for tomorrow will once again be available at pdga.com/live. You can also find a whole bunch of video & picture updates from round 2 action from our Instagram account and our photo feed page. New content from tomorrow will be posted there as the moving day progresses, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled. For full list of of ways to follow the event online can be found here.
Below you can find a couple of impressions from day 2, fresh off our Instagram feed.