Each year the Disc Golf Pro Tour puts together a list of awards highlighting the success of players, events, and staff. Each day leading up to the new year we will take a moment to highlight one set of awards. Follow along to see who won what and highlights of how those feats were achieved.
The Hail Mary Award is given to the tour card earning player(s) who have the highest number of throw-ins during a season. Throw-ins are shots that make it into the basket from outside of circle two (66ft or greater).
It comes as no surprise that two of the top players in the world have the highest rates of throw-ins at Pro Tour events. These two players are known to wow the crowds with their stellar play and throw-ins definitely fall into that category.
In the FPO division, this player joined the tour after three events had already taken place, ultimately deciding to stay on the road for the rest of the season. This resulted in her having four throw-ins across the six events that she played. If you guessed Paige Bjerkaas then you were correct. You can check out one of those throw-ins from the third round of the MVP Open below.
As for the MPO division, there were quite a few contenders for this award in 2018. One would think with the amount of long shots Gregg Barsby was making that he would have come out on top here. Ultimately, it was Pro Tour Points Champion Paul McBeth who took down the Hail Mary Award for the 2018 season. With an astounding 9 throw-ins Paul was able to move past his competition and into the winners circle yet again when bringing home this award. Click on the video below to check out Paul’s throw-in eagle from the final round of the SFO.
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