On June 11th – 13th, the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s 4th of 7 Silver Series events will kick off in Rainier, Oregon at Trojan Park Disc Golf Course. The Resistance Discs Open, presented by Discraft was upgraded to the Oregon PDGA schedule following the cancellation of the Beaver State Fling, which was supposed to be a PDGA National Tour event, due to course damage sustained over the winter combined with concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The scenic, challenging Trojan Park course plays around the cooling ponds of the de-commissioned Trojan Point Nuclear Facility. This is one of the only courses in the Pacific NW to feature extensive water hazards, with 11 holes playing over or adjacent to water. The MPO will play a par 59, 8171-ft layout and the FPO will play a par-60 7562-ft layout.
Some top MPO competitors are taking their talents to the Utah Open this weekend like Ricky Wysocki, James Conrad, Nikko Locastro, and Kevin Jones, among others. This could be a breakout tournament for players lower on the DGPT leaderboard to pick up some points. No Eagle McMahon. No Ricky Wysocki. No Paul McBeth. No Kevin Jones. With 105 MPO players, there will still be plenty of household names competing for the title this weekend in Rainier, as well as some hoping to make a run for the title.
- Calvin Heimburg has 1st and 3rd place finishes at Silver Series events this season, at the Vintage Open and the Open at Belton.
- James Proctor is on a hot streak, placing 2nd at Santa Cruz Master’s Cup and playing 2 bogey-free final rounds at the Portland Open
- Brodie Smith will be hoping to carry over his 100% C1X putting from the Portland Open, as well as a -8 final round.
- Gavin Rathbun comes in with 3 top finishes at Silver Series events this year; 3rd at Goat Hill, 5th at Vintage Open, and 6th at Belton.
- Scott Withers, the 2020 Resistance Open winner will be trying for a repeat performance, as he finished -26 with a 3 stroke lead for the win.
The FPO division for the Resistance Open will be one of the smallest we have seen at a Disc Golf Pro Tour event this year, with only 10 competitors. A similar story as with the MPO division, a lot of the players at the top of the leaderboards will be attending the Utah Open, like Paige Pierce, Catrina Allen, and Ohn Scoggins.
There will still be a lot of talent in the FPO division at the Portland Open, thanks to players like Kat Mersch, Deann Carey, Melody Waibel, and Amy Lewis. Among the rest of the FPO field, only Kelsea Heaton and Katie Maixner have PDGA or DGPT events under their belts this year, with Heaton taking 41st at USWDGC and Maixner placing 35th at the Portland Open.
- Deann Carey has a T-6th and a 9th place finish at Silver Series events this year; at the Mid-America Open and Vintage Open. She currently sits in 12th place in the DGPT ranking
- Kat Mersch tied for 6th with Carey at the Mid-America Open, and just behind her at the Vintage Open, in 10th.
- Melody Waibel has played 4 tournaments in the FPO division this season, finished 1st twice and 2nd twice.
- Half of the FPO players will be playing in their first DGPT/PDGA tournament of the 2021 season
Spectator tickets can be purchased here.
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 the final round live on Disc Golf Network on Sunday, June 13th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Next-Day Video Coverage
Jomez Pro | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Men’s Feature Card of | Scott Withers | Nate Sexton | Adam Hammes | Ben Callaway
BDub Pro | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Women’s feature card of | Deann Carey | Kat Mertsch | Britney Quesenberry
CH Sports | Watch Here
Next-Day coverage of Men’s Feature Card of | Ezra Aderhold | Paul Ulibarri | James Proctor | Ty Love