, 2022-06-27 12:56:06,
It’s been exactly six years since the two players both won the same DGPT event.
June 27, 2022 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with comments
MINNEAPOLIS — On June 26th, Bradley Williams and Paige Pierce won a Disc Golf Pro Tour event. The year: 2016. The event: the Vibram Open (now MVP Open) at Maple Hill, the first-ever DGPT event, run by the tour’s founder Steve Dodge. Williams beat out Michael Johansen in a playoff. Pierce defeated Catrina Allen by a stroke.
Exactly six years later, Williams won his second-ever DGPT event, defeating a furiously charging Ricky Wysocki by two strokes, and Pierce won her astonishing 32nd DGPT stop by five strokes over Missy Gannon.
“A little bit of destiny and fate,” said Williams. “I felt like I was being tugged forward through the rounds by something outside of myself. I really felt like I was being pulled through the course, and I was, like, shocked and surprised, and I was just riding it.”
Williams now has the record for the longest time between DGPT wins at 2191 days, though Cam Todd still holds the record for the longest time between Elite Series wins at 4332 days.1 Williams rode a strong opening two rounds, including the hot round on moving day, to a three-stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. After a pair of opening birdies, he dropped a stroke to his closest competitor, Simon Lizotte, after missing from Circle 2 on hole 3 and another on the 4th after shanking his tee shot and failing to scramble, setting up just his second bogey of the tournament.
But he found a stash of “magic juice,” as he called it, on his approach shot on hole 5, throwing it in from 250 feet for a crucial birdie that put him back…
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