Team Discmania’s young German talent Simon Lizotte proved himself once again victorious last weekend at Belgian Open. The tournament was held on the course of “Le parc Bourdon” in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium and it was already the 9th leg of the PDGA EuroTour, with just 2 events remaining in this year’s tour schedule. Simon eventually won the tournament by 1 stroke, but the final nine was essentially a technicality for the young German, as after the 3 tournament rounds he was already leading the rest of the field by 7 strokes.
By taking home the victory at Belgium, Simon also moved to the lead at EuroTour points standings. Simon snatched the lead from US touring Pro and a fellow Team Discmania member Avery Jenkins, who’s summer tour of Europe consisted of two wins, one 2nd and one 4th place on the most competitive tour on Europe. The current EuroTour standings have not been updated at the time of writing this article, but can be found here.
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The weather treated the competitors well at the first round of United States Disc Golf Championships, a tournament coined as the “SuperBowl of Disc Golf”. Warm and mostly calm conditions helped push the scores below PAR for the most of the field, as a record-breaking 80+ percent of the Open field scoring one or more under the course PAR 68. Another result-improving factor was definitely the more relaxed OB policy this year: Instead of stroke and distance, a player throwing OB now just needs to re-throw without a a penalty shot. This rule is commonly known as the buncr-rule.
Team Discmania got started the tournament with a great momentum, as Mr. Discmania himself, Jussi Meresmaa, shot an incredible -12 (56) and is now tied to the lead. Jussi even started his round with a bogey on hole one, but managed to get his game on track right after that by shooting 10 birdies and 1 eagle on the next 12 holes. Will Shcusterick (-9), Avery Jenkins (-7) and Seppo Paju (-6) of Team Discmania are still in the game for the top spot as there’s still 3 rounds of Disc Golf to be played.
The action will continue today at 8:00 AM (EDT) and the lead card tees off at 10:20 AM. Be sure to follow the events as they happen via live broadcast at DiscGolfPlanet.tv and live scoring at usdgclive.com!
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