With the last stop of the regular Disc Golf Pro Tour season, some competitors will wrap up their year with a visit to Jeffersonville, VT for Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship, presented by Upper Park Disc Golf, while others will be hoping to extend their seasons’ to the DGPT Tour Championship.
The Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship presented by Upper Park Disc Golf is one of the premier disc golf events in the world. Established in 2013, the GMC quickly rose to prominence as a favorite stop for several of the top disc golfers in the world. As the event gained high-level PDGA sanctioning, it joined the inaugural Pro Tour in 2016, serving as the final stop of the regular season and the first Tour Championship.
Players will be playing four rounds of competition, alternating between courses at Brewster Ridge and Fox Run Meadows. All will play a Par-61, 7,7760-ft course at Brewster Ridge, the FPO will play a 7,370-ft layout. At Fox Run, both divisions will play a Par-63 layout, the MPO a 9,405-ft one and the FPO 8,455-ft.
After an exciting final round at last weekend’s MVP Open at Maple Hill, the MPO’s best are back and ready to battle in Vermont. Kevin Jones will be hoping he can defend his title, Eagle McMahon will be trying to shake off his last round and get back into playing the kind of disc golf he is used to, and players like Paul McBeth, Ricky Wysocki, and Calvin Heimburg are coming off of weekends where they fell just short, so they will be hungry for a win.
However, the usual talents of a deep MPO field means that any player could make a deep push through all four rounds of the tournament. Adam Hammes is off another tournament win. Kyle Klein and Matthew Orum are on a hot streak. Chris Dickerson, Nikko Locastro, and Drew Gibson have been quietly racking up tour points and solid finishes, but players need to watch their backs for these players.
With DGPT points on the line, players like James Conrad, Ezra Aderhold, Emerson Keith, Ben Callaway, and Jeremy Koling will want to try to secure a next round bye for the DGPT Championship, while players like Andrew Presnell and Cale Leiviska are just shy and will need a good showing to knock some players out.
In the FPO side, Paige Pierce will have her work cut out for her if she hopes to hold onto the trophy for another year. Catrina Allen just showed a dominant performance at the MVP Open, and while Hailey King slid on Sunday’s round, she still has what it takes to come out throwing, having taken 2nd at last year’s event. Kona Star Panis carved up the woods in Leicester, and Sarah Hokom is no slouch this year, with a slew of top-10 finishes this season.
For DGPT Championship points, it would take a miracle for one of the qualified players to get knocked out, but Panis, King, or Jessica Weese all have a chance to win their way towards a bye to the Semifinal round. For the rest of the division, the points are more of an after thought at this point, but they will all want to win for their share of the prize and to hoist the trophy after Sunday’s final round.
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 Thursday, September 9th at 9:30 ET, for the FPO at Fox Run, and 2:30 for the MPO at Brewster Ridge
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 Second Feature Card
GK Productions | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Women’s Feature Card