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September 14, 2022 by Justin Westfall in Preview with comments
Playoffs? Are you kidding me…playoffs? That’s right, it’s time to overuse the famous Jim Mora quote because the inaugural Disc Golf Pro Tour playoffs have arrived! DGPT CEO Jeff Spring created the Green Mountain Championship back in 2013 and now in the 10th iteration is still acting as the event’s Tournament Director. Smugglers’ Notch Resort in northern Vermont is home to two of the best courses in the country and is a favorite travel destination among players. Coming straight off the World Championships, this weekend will also serve as a prelude to the 2023 World Championships, which this venue will host next year.
Last year, Chris Dickerson played phenomenal throughout the week and took home his first and only career Elite Series win. Ricky Wysocki, who won this event four years in a row from 2013-2016, averaged a 1067 event rating but was unable to catch Dickerson. It was the highest event rating of the year for a player who finished as the runner-up. Meanwhile in round 3, Hailey King shot the 4th highest rated round in FPO history at 1052 on the Fox Run Meadows course. King managed to defeat 2019 champion Sarah Hokom by one stroke; Hokom has not missed the podium at this event in the six years she has played it.
|2021||DGPT ES||Chris Dickerson||Hailey King|
|2020||DGPT/A-tier||Kevin Jones||Paige Pierce|
|2019||DGPT/A-tier||Paul McBeth||Sarah Hokom|
|2017||DGPT/A-tier||Nate Doss||Paige Pierce|
|2016||DGPT/A-tier||Ricky Wysocki||Catrina Allen|
|2015||A-tier||Ricky Wysocki||Catrina Allen|
|2014||A-tier||Ricky Wysocki||Anne Lewis|
Three Things We’ll Be Watching
- A couple of weeks ago, the DGPT updated their playoff and Tour Championship qualification procedures: one of those alterations was to increase the field size for next week’s MVP Open to 72 MPO and 36 FPO players. All eyes will be focused on the standings this weekend with several notable players sitting on the MVP bubble as well as the tour championship. Players like Matt Bell, Robert Burridge, Stacie Rawnsley, and Erika Stinchcomb will need strong enough finishes this week to remain qualified for the MVP Open. Others like Paul Ulibarri, Jakub Semerád, Lykke Lorentzen, and Hanna Huynh will need enough points to jump inside the top 72 and 36, respectively, to earn that invitation.
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