, 2023-02-27 02:00:00,
The 2023 DGPT Season Begins
After a long winter of waiting in anticipation, the 2023 Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) season is finally here. Team Innova is thrilled to start our year off with a big win. Star Team member Calvin Heimburg took first place at last weekend’s 2023 Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova, the first DGPT Elite Series event of the year. Calvin fought back from a three stroke deficit in the final round, ultimately taking down runner-up, Kevin Jones, on hole 18.
We had five FPO players finish in the top 10, showing that Innova’s women are going to be a force in 2023. As the first event of the season, LVC is the first opportunity for players’ to show that they plan to bring their A-game this year. Last weekend, Team Innova made that statement loud and clear.
Aggressive Game Plan Leads Vinny to Victory
After a slow start in round one, Calvin Heimburg strung together three scorching rounds of disc golf, recovering a 5 stroke deficit and jumping 23 spots up the leaderboard into first place. He played aggressively and confidently, earning his strokes with bold plays where others laid up.
Calvin charged his way to the win on the final day, draining four C2 putts on the front nine. He refused to give the leaders any breathing room. Through all that fighting, Heimburg still went into the back nine down three strokes to Kevin Jones.
“You can’t really play conservatively and win events anymore” -Calvin Heimburg
Jones had a conservative game plan for the difficult, OB-laden back nine of the Innova Course at Wildhorse – and Calvin took advantage. Throwing daring, perfectly-executed lines where Jones laid up, Calvin forced a tie going into hole 18. Calvin threw first on 18, stuck the landing zone, shifted the pressure to Kevin Jones, and walked away the two-time LVC Champion.
For the weekend, Calvin Heimburg led the field in Birdie Percentage, was 2nd in Fairway Hits, and 3rd in Strokes Gained Tee to Green. This was the first time Calvin recovered a 3 stroke deficit or more after any round and went on to win an Elite Series event. With this smoking hot start to the season, Calvin looks determined to show what he is made of in 2023.
Hats off to Kevin Jones, who finished in second place at the 2023 LVC. He competed at a level any player would be proud of.
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