Ricky Wysocki Dominates Opening Round of 2023 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship
Nevin Park in Charlotte, North Carolina witnessed an exceptional performance from Ricky Wysocki on Saturday as he set the course record during the opening round of the 2023 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship presented by Barbasol. Wysocki’s remarkable 10-under round after the scores were reset heading into the weekend puts him in a commanding position to sprint to the finish line in the final Elite Series event of the year.
After starting the round at even par through seven holes, Wysocki found his rhythm and birdied the next eight holes in the challenging woods of Matt Keatts Memorial DGC. He finished strong with a birdie-birdie finish, becoming the first player to reach double digits for the weekend. Demonstrating incredible accuracy, Wysocki only had three Circle 2 looks throughout the day.
Trailing closely behind Wysocki is Kyle Klein, the newly crowned USDGC champion. Klein matched the previous course record with a 7-under showing, putting him three shots behind Wysocki with 18 holes remaining.
Adam Hammes, who displayed impressive form during Friday’s semifinal round with an eight-hole birdie streak of his own, currently sits in third place at 5-under. Reigning PDGA World Champion Isaac Robinson is not far behind at 4-under.
Calvin Heimburg, the No. 1 seed, finds himself at 2-under, tied for sixth place with Cole Redalen and Niklas Anttila.
In the FPO division, Ohn Scoggins continued her strong performance by carding a 5-under hot round for the second consecutive day. Scoggins improved her birdie rate to seven on Saturday, maintaining a clean sheet with a 100% success rate from C1X. She also added a Circle 2 hit late in the round and showcased excellent scrambling skills with a 67% success rate.
Kat Mertsch is currently in second place, shooting an impressive 3-under round. Mertsch exhibited strong scrambling abilities, converting several testers from circle’s edge for birdies and par saves. Missy Gannon, the No. 2 seed, is just one stroke behind Mertsch at 2-under, while 2021 PDGA Amateur World Champion Ali Smith completes the lead card at plus-1.
Kristin Tattar, the No. 1 seed, will be leading the chase card at plus-2, tied for fifth place with Hailey King.
Disc golf enthusiasts can catch the exciting final round of the DGPT Championship live on the Disc Golf Network. The coverage starts at 9 a.m. ET for FPO and 2 p.m. ET for MPO. Active PDGA members are eligible for a 50% discount on their DGN subscription.
With Ricky Wysocki’s record-setting performance and the fierce competition in the FPO division, disc golf fans are in for an exhilarating conclusion to the 2023 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship.