Chris Dickerson waves to the gallery after tapping in his winning birdie putt Sunday at the DGPT Tour Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
The final day of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship is always bittersweet. It is exciting, as the opportunity to crown another champion unfolds on the course, but for the players and fans of the game it represents the end of the pro season.
Sarah Hokom accepts her Green Mountain Championship trophy from Tournament Director Jeff Spring. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
As we came into the final round of the Green Mountain Championship, all eyes were on Sarah Hokom. How can we forget what happened during the last GMC, when Paige Pierce came charging from the chase card to beat Hokom by one. On the final hole, Hokom was unaware of the scores and played her game rather than run the 70-footer that would have tied it.
Paul McBeth puled away during round three of the Green Mountain Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Hole 18 Saturday at the Green Mountain Championship summed it all up: Paul McBeth needed a birdie to tie the Brewster Ridge course record, and he threw a perfect shot. The disc flew flat then started to fade as it approached the basket.
Paul McBeth captured the lead at the Green Mountain Championship, but miscues on hole 18 allowed his competition to stay in striking distance. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
The Green Mountain Championship is Chris Dickerson’s fourth Disc Golf Pro Tour event of the season. He needs to finish in the top five to qualify for the Tour Championship, which he won last year. As a result, he is a man on a mission.