, 2022-08-10 02:00:00,
The biggest event payout on the DGPT regular season slate.
The Disc Golf Pro Tour season is beginning to head into the final stretch with the World Championships just three weeks away, and only two Elite Series events remaining until the playoffs begin later next month. Players hoping to earn an invite to the Green Mountain Championship will need to get inside the top 100 in the MPO standings and top 50 in FPO. For the MVP Open, that will be cut down to the top 64 MPO players and 32 FPO players.
The Discraft Ledgestone Open has been a premiere event longer than the Disc Golf Pro Tour has even existed, making a splash on the 2015 National Tour with a record setting $117,453 purse. Since then, it has become a destination for pros and amateur players alike, with over 2,000 competitors scheduled to play in this year’s event. Nobody has won this tournament more than five-time champion Catrina Allen, who won it four years in a row from 2013-2016. Last year, Ricky Wysocki became the first back-to-back MPO champion, although he had to share the title with Calvin Heimburg after a canceled final round.
Ledgestone Open Past Winners
|Year||PDGA Tier||Open||Open Women|
|2021||DGPT ES||Ricky Wysocki & Calvin Heimburg (tie)||Paige Pierce|
|2020||A/DGPT||Ricky Wysocki||Catrina Allen|
|2019||A/DGPT||Paul McBeth||Paige Pierce|
|2018||A/DGPT||Nate Sexton||Jessica Weese|
|2017||A/DGPT||Josh Anthon||Valarie Jenkins|
|2016||A/DGPT||Paul McBeth||Catrina Allen|
|2015||NT||Simon Lizotte||Catrina Allen|
|2014||A||Nikko Locastro||Catrina Allen|
|2013||A||Devan Owens||Catrina Allen|
|2012||A||Nikko Locastro||Sarah Hokom|
Four Things We’ll Be Watching
1. At last year’s event, rounds at the infamous Northwood Black course were taking 5-6 hours to complete with players experiencing long backups on many of the holes. Tournament Director Nate Heinold says that changes have been made to help speed up the pace of play, and while the FPO course has several changes this year, the MPO layout has not changed from 2021. Most of these improvements came by cleaning up the fairways and making the rough areas a bit less punishing. Only time will tell if the improvements are substantial enough to not only keep the broadcast entertaining, but keep the players happy as well. Due to poor cell service, the 2021 broadcasts only showed the back 9 holes of the Northwood Black…
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