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WACO Wrap-Up: A Lead Is Never Comfortable

The final round scorecards are in and yet again Paige Pierce has outpaced the FPO Division to pick up another win. If you missed the live coverage of the MPO round today I suggest you stop reading and go watch it right now, I’ll wait. That’s right, we were blessed with one hole of truly dramatic bonus golf. Who needs more than one when the finale is that tense. Both James Conrad and Jeremy Koling deserve a standing ovation for their play today, and a huge congratulation to Jeremy Koling picking up his first DGPT win of the year as your Waco Annual Charity Open Presented by Dynamic Discs MPO Champion.

Let’s dive into the story of the FPO. Stepping up to the first tee box today, Hokom trailed Pierce by only three strokes. Considering the fact that Hokom beat Pierce by two yesterday, it seemed possible that Hokom could catch Pierce and deliver an upset, stopping Pierces undefeated 2017 streak. In fact, as we’ve mentioned in previous articles it wouldn’t be the first time that Hokom caught Pierce on the Brazos Park East Course. As you already know that was not the story today. Through the first nine holes Hokom managed to catch Pierce and keep the scores tied for a few holes. Ultimately, Hokom couldn’t hold on in the back nine, taking a hot start and turning it into a cold finish. At the end of the tournament, Pierce finished at 11 under par and Hokom at four under par. In third place, thirteen strokes behind Hokom, is Sarah Vincent at nine over par. Read our full coverage of the FPO round here.

While the drama in the FPO heated up in the front nine the MPO was tense from the start of the day right through the playoff finish. The top two cards of the MPO were swapping spots left and right. The story of the day was of course James Conrad’s leap from the chase card to finish in a tie with the consistent leader of the event, Jeremy Koling. Koling continued his solid play but left plenty of putts on the field – canning only one more than he did and we would have skipped the playoff all together. Conrad on the other hand, set a new course record and threw almost 50 points above is 1017 player rating at 1063. A huge congratulations to both players for such impressive play. You can read the full story of the MPO final round here.

Thank you for tuning in to watch and read our coverage of the second Disc Golf Pro Tour stop, the Waco Annual Charity Open Presented by Dynamic Discs. As always, it is a pleasure to bring you the highlights from every round. Make sure to check back soon as we continue our coverage of the DGPT. Next stop, Rockwall, TX for the Nick Hyde Memorial Presented by Innova from March 31st to April 2nd. Until then, get off whatever device you’re reading on, go crush some drives, smooth some upshots, and drain some putts.

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