, 2022-08-16 12:00:20,
The 2022 Ledgestone Insurance Open was a weekend of intense competition, challenging courses, and huge payouts. Team Innova had epic highlights and strong finishes. Anthony Barela took 4th place and was in close contention for the MPO win from round one. Randon Latta tied for 8th place, making back-to-back personal best finishes for Randon at Elite Series events. Calvin Heimburg fought his way into the top 10, shooting a course record setting nine under par in the third round that moved him 45 spots up the leaderboard. Ohn Scoggins charged her way into second place with a strong final round and an all-around exceptional putting performance. And Lisa Fajkus finished in a tie for third place, her best result at a Disc Golf Pro Tour event yet. With only a few big tournaments left in 2022, Team Innova is making a powerful push to round out one of our best seasons in history.
With over 2200 players competing across Pro, Amateur, and age protected divisions, Ledgestone is one of the most widely attended tournaments in disc golf. In addition to drawing huge numbers of competitors, Ledgestone is known for its unmatched payouts and charity. This year, the MPO and FPO payouts totalled nearly $125,000, the largest pro purse on tour. What’s more, the Ledgestone Insurance Open has donated $400,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital since 2014.
The Elite Series event was played on the OB-laden Eureka Lake Temp course and the tightly wooded Northwood Black course. Eureka Lake presents challenging water hazards and OB on nearly every hole, but provides scoring opportunities. Northwood Black demands precision shots down tight fairways to small landing zones; it is more of a game of defense against big numbers than it is a course that you can attack. Even par at Northwood Black was 1022 rated both rounds showing why Ledgestone is likely the hardest event of the year in terms of scoring. The winner, Ricky Wysocki, averaged just six and a half strokes under par per round. 11 over par for the weekend was good enough to take cash in the MPO.
Team Innova battled these challenging courses better than most. In both the MPO and FPO divisions, we had six players finish in the top 20. Anthony Barela had an amazing weekend, starting with a 1072 rated first round at Eureka Lake. Usually known for his success on open courses, Barela proved himself as a well-rounded competitor on the Northwood Black course. A.B. shot two solid rounds in the woods,…
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