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An iconic course closes out the tour before the championship.
September 21, 2022 by Justin Westfall in Preview with comments
The playoffs continue with the second and final event before the tour championship. Just four hours south of Smugglers Notch, Maple Hill is a favorite among pros and currently ranked as the #1 course in the world by UDisc. The MVP Open at Maple Hill has been run by Disc Golf Pro Tour founder Steven Dodge since 2008 and was formerly known as the Vibram Open. Earlier this year, Dodge and MVP Disc Sports announced a 10-year $2 million partnership to continue running the event and bring new assets to the course. Stadium seating was added to the iconic hole 1, new targets were put in, and the course pro shop was also updated and renovated.
Last year Eagle McMahon entered the final day with a four stroke lead over Adam Hammes and Joel Freeman. After 9 holes, McMahon was sitting at even par on the day while Hammes had carded seven birdies. Adam would go on to win by three strokes, earning his second Elite Series win of the year and first career DGPT win. In the FPO division, Catrina Allen led Kona Panis and Hailey King by two strokes. Allen shot the hot round of 1-under par to take home a seven stroke victory and her 2nd career win at Maple Hill.
|2021||DGPT ES||Adam Hammes||Catrina Allen|
|2020||A/DGPT||Paul McBeth||Paige Pierce|
|2019||A/DGPT||Paul McBeth||Paige Pierce|
|2018||A/DGPT||James Conrad||Sarah Hokom|
|2017||A/DGPT||Ricky Wysocki||Paige Pierce|
|2016||A/DGPT||Bradley Williams||Paige Pierce|
|2015||NT||Ricky Wysocki||Paige Pierce|
|2014||NT||Jeremy Koling||Paige Pierce|
|2013||NT||Paul McBeth||Valarie Jenkins|
|2012||NT||Cale Leiviska||Catrina Allen|
|2011||NT||Nate Doss||Sarah Hokom|
|2010||NT||Nikko Locastro||Sarah Cunningham|
|2009||NT||Barry Schultz||Sarah Cunningham|
|2008||NT||Avery Jenkins||Valarie Jenkins|
Four Things We’ll Be Watching
1. Kristin Tattar is coming off four straight wins, three consecutive 1000+ rated events, and is arguably on the verge of the best season in the division’s history. The question is whether she will continue that dominance this week, and if she can sustain it through the tour finale next month. Paige Pierce has posed little to no threat to Tattar since winning the Champions Cup earlier this spring, but Maple Hill is not only Pierce’s favorite course, she is also a six-time champion of this event. Catrina…
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