Paige absolutely caught fire in the middle of the course. Starting on hole six, she carded 5 birdies in a row, including a 60’ birdie 4 on the 825’ par 5 hole 7. The only other player to streak that hot was Missy Gannon who’s currently tied for 14th. Pierce was clearly feeling it as she just kept that rolling for three more holes. Another bogey on hole 12 was worked off with a birdie on hole 15. Pierce wrapped up the day with 2 pars and final birdie on 18. Earning her half-ownership of the lead with Catrina Allen. We didn’t get to see Pierce’s round live but a quick look at her stats on UDiscLive will show a number of 1st place ribbons. It’ll be great to see how she shreds Blue Lake tomorrow on the lead card. Especially since it will be yet again in a fierce battle with Catrina Allen.
The Chase card isn’t far back though. Rebecca Cox finished round one 2 over par but also carded four birdies. Hole 11 looks to be a good early bet for her nemesis this weekend with her double-bogey 6. But she’s got hole 9 on lock, parking her upshot for a birdie 3 on the 515′ par 4. Jessica Weese, at 3 over par, just couldn’t find enough birdies out there today, in part due to missing four putts inside Circle 1. She’s followed by Vanessa Van Dyken rode the roller coaster today, carding 5 birdies but suffering 8 bogey throws. Five of those were the result of OB penalties. Her day had started so hot though with a 60’ make to be the only player to birdied basket #1. Behind them in a tie for 9th is Madison Walker and Hailey King who both found 3 birdies but lost 7 back on bogeys or worse.
Blue Lake Disc Golf Course is working out just fine I’d say. We’ve got a bit of the standard separation we’ve been seeing lately, but that doesn’t mean the 9 players who are within 5 of third place aren’t going to do everything they can to make a move on our leaders. Don’t get me wrong, I also can’t wait to watch Paige and Catrina start Round 2 of Discraft’s Portland Open tied at 5 under. That’s a recipe for a legend if I’ve ever seen one. Make sure you don’t miss the action as things continue this afternoon for MPO and tomorrow at noon EST for Round 2. Or if you’ve got the weather get out there and play!