The competition could hardly be more dramatic than it was today at the Utah Open Presented by Latitude 64. In the FPO division Catrina Allen and Jessica Weese are tied for first. Paige Pierce had to withdraw from the tournament this morning for a family emergency, our best to her and her family. In the MPO division moving day replete with position shifts. After the 36th hole of the tournament, it is Ricky Wysocki, who started the day tied or first, who leads the field by three strokes headed into the final day.
The FPO Division may be small for this tournament, but our two leaders are keeping the battle for first place as exciting as ever. Both players had leads of a stroke or two on each other throughout the day. Despite some dramatic two stroke swings on holes two and eight, Allen and Weese would finish they day how they started, carding the hot rounds of the day, tied for first. If it weren’t for an almost too-close-to-call OB drive and a crushing four putt on hole eight Catrina Allen could have finished even on capitalizing on her strong driving game and otherwise great disc golf. Weese spread her bogey strokes out over more holes scrambling to save pars and bogeys with the hottest putting in the division at 87% inside circle 1 and sinking two putts from circle two. Read our full coverage of the second day FPO lead card here.
Moving day, moving day, moving day! This is the drama we love to see and the reason why we love that live DGPT coverage. There are simply too many stories for us to cover them all. Playing a leading role in every act was Mulligan’s many maws. Between the four players on the lead card today there were an accumulative fifteen out of bounds throws. The sparse trees and wide fairways are deceiving on the gentle rolling slopes of the course. It seems behind every hill there’s a bunker or pond lying in wait, few courses demand so much precision when it comes to how every shot settles. One of the most impressive stories of the day was Joshua Anthon hot round of the tournament at nine under par. Leaping eight places into a tie for second place with Jeremy Koling at total 12 under par. Anthon joins Bobby Musick as the only players to play entirely bogey free rounds thus far and Anthon did it with three OB penalties today. Despite starting the day tied for first Musick struggled to maintain the momentum and fell ten places to a tie for eleventh place. Last on tomorrow’s lead card will be Drew Gibson who is has stolen Ulibarri’s lead card spot by tying him for fourth. Drew is only four strokes behind our leader Ricky Wysocki. Read further on the exhilarating day two of the MPO division here and make sure to watch your social media feeds as we roll out more footage from today’s impressive play.
There are only 18 holes left to play in the Utah Open presented by Latitude 64. Our final day is shaping up to be the hottest with temperatures rising to just below the 90’s. If today’s action is any indication of what’s to come the competition should be even hotter. Don’t miss a throw of this tournament finale as live coverage starts tomorrow, June 3rd, at 4:00PM EST.