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2024 Turku Open: Top Storylines + How to Watch

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In the Know: Your Guide to Watching the 22024 Turku Open with Top Storylines & Stats

The 2024 Turku Open, a DGPT Europe Event, will take place from June 14th to June 16th at the renowned Luolavuori disc golf course, conveniently located near the city center of Turku, Suomi. This year’s Turku Open promises to be the biggest and best yet, with a top-tier international player lineup and a revamped, more challenging course.

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FPO LOOKAHEAD


FPO1 Feature Card: Rachel Turton (UK), Kaidi Allsalu (EST), Eveliina Salonen (FIN), Henna Blomroos (FIN)
FPO2 Feature Card: Tinja Väisänen (FIN), Jenni Karppinen (FIN), Silva Saarinen (FIN), Keiti Tätte (EST)

Key Storylines to Watch:

  • Eveliina Salonen (FIN) – Currently 4th in the DGPT standings, Salonen has claimed first place at the Chess.com Invitational, PDGA Champions Cup, and Copenhagen Open. Her performance this season makes her a top favorite.
  • Henna Blomroos (FIN) – Blomroos, ranked 10th in the DGPT Standings, boasts a 2nd place finish at the PDGA Champions Cup and 4th at the Open at Austin. She leads in several key metrics, including Fairway Hits (78.72%) and Parked shots (14.58%).
  • Silva Saarinen (FIN) – Saarinen has had an exceptional season with wins at the Norway Open and Heinola Open, and a 3rd place finish at the Copenhagen Open. She also secured 4th place at the PDGA Champions Cup.
  • Kaidi Allsalu (EST) – Allsalu is a formidable contender with 2nd place finishes at the Copenhagen Open and Heinola Open. Her stats are impressive: 71.93% Fairway Hits, 29.63% C1 in Regulation, and 50.93% C2 in Regulation.

MPO LOOKAHEAD


MPO1 Feature Card: Jesse Nieminen (FIN), Väinö Mäkelä (FIN), James Proctor (USA), Silver Lätt (EST)
MPO2 Feature Card: Niklas Anttila (FIN), Kristian Kuoksa (FIN), Eric Oakley (USA), Hjalte Jensen (DEN)

Key Storylines to Watch:

  • Niklas Anttila (FIN) –  Anttila has been in outstanding form, winning the Open at Austin and Discraft’s Cascade Challenge (Q-Series), and securing second place at Prodigy presents WACO, PDGA Champions Cup, and the Copenhagen Open. Currently 4th in the DGPT Standings, he’s a player to watch this weekend. 
  • Jesse Nieminen (FIN) – Fresh off victories at the Copenhagen Open (the first DGPT Europe Elite event of the year) and a 9th place finish at the Chess.com Invitational presented by Discraft to start the season, Nieminen is in excellent form and ready to contend.
  • Silver Lätt (EST) – Lätt has been consistent with a 2nd place at the Norway Open and 3rd at the Belgian Open. His recent form makes him a strong contender.
  • James Proctor (USA) – A winner at the All Star Weekend Doubles and Singles, Proctor also secured a 12th place finish at the Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open. 

All the action starts on Friday 6/14! Tune in to the Disc Golf Network and catch post-pro coverage from MDG Media all weekend.

Spectator tickets are still available »


How To Watch:

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the action this weekend:

TEE TIMES & ROUND RATINGS
2024 Turku Open | PDGA Event Page


Official scores, tee times, PDGA Live scoring, and round ratings can be found on the official event page on PDGA.com.

DISC GOLF NETWORK BROADCAST TIMES

Live daily broadcasts from Friday, 6/14 – Sunday, 6/16.

  • FPO | Multi-card coverage begins at 10:40 AM EEST / 3:40 AM US ET / 12:40 AM US PT
  • MPO | Multi-card coverage begins at 4:40 PM EEST / 9:40 AM US ET / 6:40 AM US PT

LIVE SCORES AND STATS

Live scores and stats will also be available on both the DGPT website and on PDGA Live all weekend! 

LIVE COVERAGE

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In addition to the DGN, the live broadcast for both divisions will be simulcast free on the DGPT YouTube channel for the first round only on Thursday, April 25th.

POST-PRODUCTION COVERAGE

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