Micah Groth is the 2021 NADGT Champion. Photo: Hayden Henry / PDGA
Micah Groth is taking notes every step of the way so far in his young disc golf career.
At the 2021 PDGA Junior World Championships, he learned about the pressure of the big moments. Back home, it’s iron-sharpens-iron on the courses in South Carolina, a place that continues to churn out disc golf talent. On the course, he adjusts and makes calculated decisions.
Groth, who recently turned 16, torched the MetCenter on Saturday to the tune of a 10-under, bogey-free round to jump from the chase card to a three-stroke lead over Pettigrew heading into Championship Sunday.
Fellow South Carolina native Brent Hannu is four strokes back of Groth in third place.
Through nearly 250 events in 2021, the NADGT saw over 18,000 players compete for a chance to qualify for the championship, which runs through Sunday and visits 12 courses throughout Texas’ capital city.
The series was previously called the Next Generation Tour and it has lived up to that title.