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Memorial Championship – MPO Day One Recap: 1100+ tops the day

By Baker Helton
The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft has always been one to excite, today was no different. With an open field of 183 players, there were plenty of opportunities for players to shoot a hot round at the picturesque Fountain Hills Disc Golf Course.

Sias Elmore came into the clubhouse pretty quick with an unofficial 1071 -12. His score held the lead for most of the day with a few later cards also coming in a twelve under. Alex Russell, Ricky Wysocki, and Jalle Stoor all finished with -12 days making a commanding tie for third place.

The story today was on the live feature card which included Simon Lizotte, Eagle McMahon, Paul McBeth, and JohnE McCray. In 2013 Paul McBeth threw an 1132 -17 39 on this course, today on a slightly longer layout, Simon Lizotte threw an 1110 -16 40. However, Simon was not the only player on the feature card who played well. Eagle McMahon started the day -8 through 8 landing all of his putts from inside circle one. On hole eight Eagle threw his only OB shot which resulted in him carding a par. On the next hole, Eagle had an obstructed putt for birdie which resulted in him taking another par. Simon picked up Eagle’s slack on hole ten and would proceed to birdie every hole on the back nine. Simon and Eagle both carded impressive 100% C1 percentages and Simon was able to land two of his four C2 putts. Both Simon and Eagle made today’s round look so easy it would not be surprising to see the same scores or better tomorrow here on the Fountain Hills course.

The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft is off to a great start, and we are excited to see how the play unfolds throughout the weekend. Make plans to tune in at 4:45 PM ET tomorrow to watch Simon Lizotte, Eagle McMahon, Jalle Stoor, and Ricky Wysocki as they look to take advantage of the optimal scoring conditions at the Fountain Hills Disc golf Course.