The start of the PDGA National Tour has had Eagle McMahon’s name written all over it. After wins at the Las Vegas Challenge and Glass Blown Open, McMahon had his eye on another win at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup.
Held at the famed DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course for a pair of rounds the Masters Cup moves to the adjoining golf course for the third and final round.
Team Discmania was in the mix from the start and continued to put pressure on the field from start to finish.
First Round Stumbles Set McMahon Back
DeLaveaga, commonly known as DeLa, is a course with some teeth and can quickly eat you up.
For McMahon, the first round was a roller coaster to say the least. His 73 (+1) was not the start McMahon was looking for. The teeth of DeLa certainly were biting in that first round, but McMahon didn’t back down.
A second round 63 (-9) on the same course was the turnaround he was looking for. The bogey free round launched McMahon up the leaderboard, but he still had work to do as the play moved to the golf course.
The momentum continued for McMahon as his 53 (-7) was enough to jump up to a tie for fifth in the third PDGA National Tour event of the year. McMahon finished five shots behind the eventual winner Ricky Wysocki.
Perkins, Shue Continue Strong 2018
Nate Perkins used a strong final round himself to jump up to a tie for ninth to finish the tournament.
His bogey-free final round helped him jump 21 spots on the final day. In fact, Perkins only carded three bogies the entire tournament.
Grady Shue jumped up to the chase card going into the final round after a strong 65 (-7) in round two that included a string of five straight birdies down the stretch.
The third and final round proved difficult for Shue as he slid down the leaderboard before finishing in a tie for 18th.
Team Discmania Results
T5. Eagle McMahon (-15)
T9. Nate Perkins (-14)
T18. Grady Shue (-11)
T28. Avery Jenkins (-7)
T28. Simon Lizotte (-7)
51. Colton Montgomery (+3)
T56. Logan Riding (+7)