By: Michelle Springett – DGPT Communications Coordinator
Missy Gannon Defends Ledgestone Open Title
Missy Gannon is certainly known for her intense focus, accuracy, and ability to smile through any difficulty she faces on the course. But did you know that she has cashed at 89% of all DGPT tournaments she’s played? Missy’s consistency has been paying off, and she captured her first win on Tour this season at the Discraft Ledgestone Open this past weekend. Now, as the season heats up for the final stretch, Missy will look to repeat her late-season performances of the last two seasons, where she has made a name for herself at the biggest events with the biggest purses. This season, including the Ledgestone Open’s $7,000 first-place FPO purse, Missy has won nearly $35,000 but still has a way to go before she closes in on her previous season’s personal earnings record. A win at a playoff event, Worlds, USWDGC, or the DGPT Championship would put her in a good position to match her previous high-water mark.
This past weekend, Missy seemed confident from the start.
In her Ledgestone Open press conference, Missy mentioned that she feels very comfortable on these courses (Northwood & Sunset Hills), and the vibes she gets from playing in Peoria are amongst her favorite on tour. Peoria obviously loves her as well because she remains the defending Ledgestone Open champion this year.
Missy Gannon’s DGPT Career Stats
- Currently Throwing: Discraft
- PDGA Rating: 975
- DGPT Career Stats: 73 Events | 89% Cashed | 57 top 10’s | 22 podiums | 6 wins
- Current DGPT Points Ranking: 2nd (going into the 2023 LWS Open at Idlewild presented by Dynamic Discs & The Nati)
- Best Finish this season: 2023 Discraft Ledgestone Open Presented by Merrell – 1st place – Event Rating: 995
Missy’s performance over the weekend was truly exceptional. She started strong, maintained her consistency throughout, and concluded on a high note.
On the way to her first-ever Elite+ victory, Missy managed to land inside the top 3 in more than half of the major statistical categories as measured by UDisc. She was first in fairway hits and first in C2 in regulation, plus maintained third place in C1 in regulation, C1X putting, and birdie percentage. In short, Missy scored when it mattered and kept it clean through both courses last weekend.
Gannon will next compete at the LWS Open at Idlewild before making the trip to Michigan for the first DGPT Playoff event of the season at Discraft’s Great Lakes Open.