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After three rounds of competition at the Challenge at Goat Hill, two champions have been crowned after 72 holes of competition.

 

In the MPO division, Ricky Wysocki continued his dominant play with a course-record tying 54 (-15), giving the Sockibomb his third DGPT event win of the season. Like Anthony Barella’s fifteen under par round on Saturday, Wysocki also shredded the back nine to give zero opportunity for the nearest competitors on the leaderboard to catch him. After a par on hole ten, Ricky responded with a string of birdies and eagles over the next 7 holes to put him ten under par on the back nine alone. Combined with his steady and consistent five under par front nine, Wysocki simply couldn’t be caught and ran away with a seven stroke lead to finish the weekend.

Not only did Ricky Wysocki tie the course record, card three eagles, and win the tournament on Sunday, he also had seventeen holes of perfect putting after missing a putt inside of circle one on the first hole of the final round.

In second place and doing his best to catch Wysocki was Anthony Barela who despite having a bogey and double-bogey during the final round, turned in an impressive 57 (-12) to finish the tournament. Barela’s second place finish this weekend is his best finish on the Disc Golf Pro Tour since last year’s win here at Goat Hill. With Anthony’s consistent play and impressive distance, he will certainly make the short list of favorites heading into next years Goat Hill event.

Anthony Barela at DDO 2021

While Barela couldn’t catch Wysocki in the final round, a second place finish at a DGPT Silver Series event will be a great confidence builder heading into the Pacific Coast stretch of events coming later this month.

Rounding out the podium in the MPO field was Gavin Rathbun who shot a blistering 55 (-14) to jump 8 spots on the final day to take third place. Rathbun’s final round was highlighted by three eagles throughout the day and stellar putting. In fact, Gavin’s putter only touched the ground once all day where he missed an opportunity for birdie from circle one on hole 14. Circle two wasn’t a problem for the Oswego, IL native who made all six of his long range attempts including fifty and sixty footers back-to-back on holes 15 and 16.

 

In the FPO division, Lisa Fajkus pulled away from last year’s champion Ohn Scoggins with a tournament clenching birdie putt on the last hole to avoid a sudden-death playoff. Right on Fajkus’s heals the entire way was Scoggins who avoided the big numbers and finished much like rounds one and two by stacking up a pile of birdies in the final few holes. However, a missed putt from circle one on the par five 15th was the difference maker coming down the stretch.

Behind Fajkus and Scoggins were Holyn Hanley and Jessica Weese who tied for 3rd place, five strokes behind Scoggins.

 

Fajkus and Scoggins’s high-level play at Goat Hill catapulted both players into the top ten in DGPT Standings for the season. With both ladies signed up for the upcoming OTB Open and the Portland Open, Scoggins and Fajkus will both have great opportunities to improve on their position in the standing heading into the second half of the season.

 

The Disc Golf Pro Tour heads North to Stockton, CA for the next Elite Series event on the 2021 tour. Tune in LIVE on Disc Golf Network May 14-16th as the Disc Golf Pro Tour hosts the OTB Open presented by OTB Discs.

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