The Disc Golf Pro Tour continues its move Eastward and finds itself at one of the most anticipated events of the season, the Discraft Great Lakes Open. The famed Toboggan Disc Golf Course will play host to the Elite Series event again, with only minor changes from the 2020 layout. This sprawling course is known for several downhill and uphill shots but rewards tight angle shots as well as long-distance ones. The MPO course measures in at 10,159 feet and will be a par 63, while the FPO will play a 8,755 feet par 66 layout.
Home to many memorable moments, such as Paul McBeth’s 18-under round, Eagle McMahan’s unknowing win in 2020, and Paige Pierce’s back-to-back tournament wins in 2019 and 2020, the Toboggan course will put all competitors to the test this coming weekend, as they hope to earn some DGPT points.
With over 150 combined competitors in the MPO and FPO divisions, there won’t be any lack of talent at the DGLO this year, with almost all of the top names from both divisions coming out to compete this year.
In the MPO division, we’ll see all of the top 32 players on the DGPT Standings leaderboard come out and compete at the Toboggan course. Last year’s winner, Eagle McMahan, will be hoping to go for the repeat, while Ricky Wysocki and Chris Dickerson will hope to find a way to come out on top this time, after both finished 1 stroke behind McMahan in 2020.
Paul McBeth is fresh off a win at the Des Moines Challenge and has proved that he knows how to shoot well at this course, as well as players like Calvin Heimburg and Kevin Jones who were all vying for the win in 2020.
With all of the titans of the sport coming out in force, like Simon Lizotte, Anthony Barela, Nikko Locastro, Garrett Gurthie and more, the Discraft Great Lakes Open could be anyone’s tournament.
In the FPO, the Top 10 on the DGPT Standings leaderboard will all be in attendance, save for Ohn Scoggins. While it has usually been Paige Pierce and Catrina Allen placing 1st and 2nd this season, last weekend Missy Gannon managed to dethrone them and take the win at the Des Moines Challenge. Pierce will be defending her 2019 and 2020 DGLO titles this weekend, and is a presumed favorite, but anything can happen with a field so stacked.
Players like Jessica Weese, Kona Panis, Sarah Hokom, Hailey King and Lisa Fajkus all have proved that they have what it takes to top the leaderboard and take home some hardware and all have a smattering of top finishes already this year.
Looking a little further down the leaderboard, Juliana Korver and Kristin Tattar haven’t been playing a lot of DGPT events this year, but are quickly racking up some top finished on the tour as well as the National Tour. They will both be players to watch out for on this grueling course.
The 2021 Great Lakes Open will operate as a Phase 3 event under DGPT guidelines. This means spectators are welcome to attend this year’s tournament.
Spectator passes are available on the tournament’s website. There are single-day purchase options starting at $10/person. They are also full tournament passes available that cost $35 and come with a commemorative disc and t-shirt. For the biggest fans, there is a VIP pass. VIP passes cost $80, give the spectator special access to the VIP tent with food and drinks, and come with a gift pack valued at $100.
Here’s everything you need to know on how to follow the action this weekend:
UDisc Live | Visit Site
With more stats than you can shake a stick at, keep an eye on UDisc Live all week for in-the-moment moves from the tournament’s DGPT field.
Tee Time & Round Ratings
PDGA | Visit Site
Official scores, tee times, and round ratings can be found on the official event page on PDGA.com.
Live Video Coverage
You can watch all of the action live on Disc Golf Network, starting on July 23nd at 1:00 ET, as well as July 24th and 25th at 3:00 ET
Next-Day Video Coverage
JomezPro | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Men’s Feature Card
Gatekeeper Media | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Men’s Feature Chase Card
GK Productions | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Women’s Feature Card