After a frustrating week at the 2018 PDGA Pro World Disc Golf Championships, Team Discmania’s Eagle McMahon made the trip from Vermont to Delaware for the penultimate stop on the PDGA National Tour.
The Delaware Disc Golf Championship in Newark, Delaware called forced disc golfers to forget about the World Championships and refocus on a new tournament right in front of them.
In the end, McMahon improved each round before finishing in a tie for third, nine strokes behind the winner.
When you look at McMahon’s scorecard for each of the three rounds, you’ll quickly notice a bogey-free set of 54 holes. While the lack of mistakes were certainly helpful, the putting woes is what made the difference. A number of two putts robbed McMahon of some birdie opportunities in his first round 66 (-6).
Round two saw the puts drop a bit more often which helped him improve his score to a 64 (-8), but still found himself further down the leaderboard than he wished.
Finally, in the third and final round, McMahon find more accurate drives and approach shots to give him a better shot at a lower score. With 11 birdies and one eagle, McMahon’s 59 (-13) pushed him up the leaderboard into a tie for third place.
Grady Shue Drives Home to Ninth Place Tie
Worlds wasn’t one for the scrapbook for Team Discmania’s Grady Shue either and having the chance the following weekend at a new tournament was certainly a welcome sight.
Shue jumped out to a very nice start with nine birdies on the first 15 holes before a par-bogey-double-bogey finish to end round one with a 67 (-5).
Round two saw him clean things up down the stretch and his 66 (-6) helped place him in good position going into the final round where he saw even more improvement.
Now with a little momentum under his belt, Shue ran off nine birdies and one eagle to combine with one bogey in the final round of the tournament. This helped him jump seven slots on the final day to a tie for ninth place.
Team Discmania Results
T3. Eagle McMahon (-27)
T9. Grady Shue (-21)
T30. Colten Montgomery (-9)
T43. Bart Kowalewski (-1)