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BELTON – How to Follow

By March 18, 2021No Comments

The Disc Golf Pro Tour is moving 45 minutes southwest from Waco to Belton, TX for the third event of the season and the first Silver Series event of 2021. The Open at Belton presented by Discraft will begin tomorrow, March 19, and run through Sunday, March 21.

The Open at Belton, along with all other Silver Series events, are worth 25 percent of the DGPT points that Elite Series events are. While the stakes aren’t as high as Elite Series competition, Belton is shaping up to be a great weekend, with a new course being introduced to amateur players. Pro players will face some challenges with mandos on Holes 6, 8 and 13. An added incentive of $1,000 will be rewarded for a perfect pro round (total round score of 49 for MPO, 55 for FPO).

Nikko Locastro (ranked 7th) sank a 77-foot putt at the Waco Annual Charity Open that helped surge momentum forward for his first event win of the year. Locastro will look to continue his run this weekend in Belton.

The men’s division features the likes of Calvin Heimburg, Paul McBeth, Ricky Wysocki, Nikko Locastro, and last year’s Belton MPO champion, Ezra Aderhold.

Catrina Allen set the record at The Open at Belton for the best score by an FPO in 2019.

On the women’s side, Kona Star Panis will look to continue her dominance after securing her first Elite Series win at Waco. To do that, she’ll have to get past Catrina Allen, Jessica Weese, and last year’s Belton champion, Valerie Mandujano. Allen posted a near-perfect round in 2019 at The Open, scoring a 56.

Kona Star Panis (ranked 2nd) was a force to be reckoned with at Waco, leading the FPO in strokes gained from both tee -> green (16.99) and putting (9.26).

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Open at Belton will be operating in Phase 1. Limited access badges were given to amateur event players, pros and a support person, city officials, sponsors, vendors and staff.

The Open at Belton COVID-19 Phase 1 Overview

If you are in the Belton area and looking to catch some of the rounds as a spectator, there will be a viewing area outside the restricted course. The viewing area runs along Hole 10 and five holes are clearly visible.

If you aren’t in the area, here’s everything you need to know on how to follow the action this weekend:

Instant Scoring

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 stacked DGPT field.

Tee Time & Round Ratings

PDGA | Visit Site

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

Live Video Coverage

Disc Golf Network | Subscribe

You can watch the finals live on Disc Golf Network on Sunday, March 21. The DGPT will follow the top two cards for the MPO and FPO starting around 1:30 p.m. The Disc Golf Network offers a discount on subscriptions to PDGA members.

Post Production Video Coverage

Gatekeeper Media | Subscribe

GK Pro | Subscribe

Gatekeeper Media and GK Pro will provide post production for all three rounds this weekend.

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