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Discraft’s Great Lakes Open: Round Two Recap

By Baker Helton

Moving day had its ups and downs for players as the heat was in full force. 

On the MPO side, most of the moves were made by players who moved up onto the chase card. Corey Ellis and Chris Dickerson both carded -11 to move up five spots and into a tie for fifth only three off the lead. Adam Hammes made a big push today, moving up twelve places to round out tomorrow’s chase card, which will be filmed by Gatekeeper Media. 

Tomorrow’s lead card will feature James Conrad, who moved up from the chase card with an impressive -11 under-par performance. The competition unfolded between Eagle McMahon and Kevin Jones as they almost went shot-for-shot carding -11 and -10, respectively. 

McMahon started the day five-for-five and finished the day bogey-free. He even left a stroke out there after two-putting hole fifteen. 

Jones had a shot of owning the lead going into the final round; however, he bogeyed the last hole to finish in a tie with Eagle McMahon. Jones also two-putted holes two and sixteen. He would have been thirteen under for the day without those three miscues. 

It’s clear the MPO division is shredding the course, and a player looking to win will need to shoot double-digits under par tomorrow to secure the victory. With a possible victor coming from either the chase or lead card, you will not want to miss the action broadcast live on both the Disc Golf Network and YouTube. The coverage will start at 1:35 PM ET. 

FPO Recap

In the FPO division, moving day went both ways as some players moved into position for a shot at a podium finish while others dropped out of contention. 

For the final spot on the lead card tomorrow, it came down to Hole 18. Heather Young was on the bubble after going bogey-free, four-under-par today. Young was able to take the spot from Kona Panis after Panis made an unfortunate bogey on hole 18. 

Also making big moves was Ellen Widboom. Ellen has played well at Toboggan before and showed her experience today. Taking a five-under on the day with three bogeys shows that she left a lot on the plate and could challenge tomorrow.

Paige Pierce continued to show her dominance, carding another hot round for the field. Going into Championship Sunday, Pierce has a five-stroke advantage on the field. If she can hold off the rest of the field, she should have an easy path to victory.   

Catrina Allen will complete the lead card tomorrow after turning it on in the last third of the round. With only one bogey, her consistency helped keep her in second going into the final round. 

There’s still plenty of action left, so make sure you tune in to watch the FPO final round starting at 4 PM ET.