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Bar is Set at Nevin

By Charles McCracken

2022 DGPT Championship – Day 1 Recap

Friday, October 14, 2022 – 07:22
Bradley Williams dropped the hot round on Thursday in the woods at Nevin Park. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA Media

The bar has been set at Nevin Park.

Bradley Williams opened the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship presented by Barbasol with a 7-under par round to lead the four players who will move on to the quarterfinals.

Williams found a rhythm quickly with seven birdies in the first eight holes around a double bogey, which encapsulates the DGPT version of Nevin Park: big numbers can loom large in the tight woods.

Drew Gibson and Mason Ford followed with 6-under rounds and Niklas Anttila, who qualified for the DGPT Championship down the stretch of the season and comes in off a strong showing at the USDGC this past week, went 5-under to move on to Friday’s quarterfinal round.




Mason Ford, Drew Gibson and Niklas Anttila are moving on to the quarterfinals. Photos: Kevin Huver / DGPT

No player went bogey-free and just Ford and Anttila had a single miscue on their scorecard in the 16-player field.

There will be no Cinderalla story from the first day this season as Jeremy Koling and Thomas Gilbert, who earned their spot at Wednesday’s play-in round, were both eliminated.

With their tickets punched, the four will join the 9-13 seeds today as the payouts and the pressure pick up at Nevin.

Scores will reset and the top four will extend their season into the weekend in Charlotte.

MPO action begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on


FPO Hits the Course

Defending DGPT Champion Missy Gannon hits the course today with the 5 through 14 seeds, as well as play-in winners Jessica Weese and Hailey King.

King turned in a 3-under round during Wednesday’s play-in round.

Live coverage of FPO begins at 9:30 a.m. ET on