For the first time, the PDGA held a stand alone Junior World Championships. Typically held as part of the Amateur World Championships, the spotlight was strictly on those 18-years-old and younger.
Team Discmania had three members compete: Bradley Brown (Junior ≤18), Braden Green (Junior ≤10), and Silas Schultz (Junior ≤15).
Schultz Battles Hard for Second Place
The start of the Junior World Championships got off to a hot start for Silas Schultz as he teamed with his brother, Simeon, to win the Junior Worlds Doubles Championship.
Schultz looked to use that momentum as the tournament transitioned to singles play.
The first few rounds found Schultz a few shots back of the leaders and left him with some work to do to work up the leaderboard.
As the scores became lower for Schultz, the number of holes remaining were also dropping during the six-round tournament. In the end, Schultz finished a handful of shots behind the leader and finished in second place in the Junior ≤15 division.
“I wish I had played better in the first half of the event. The little charge I did at the end could have made more of a difference,” Schultz says.
Schultz says he used his Discmania S-Line PD2, C-Line P3x, and C-Line MD3 throughout the tournament to help him reach that second place finish.
Schultz also took down the Junior ≤15 Distance Competition with a throw of 161 meters (528 feet).
Brown takes ninth place in Junior ≤18
Bradley Brown shot every round at Junior Worlds above his 904 PDGA rating to finish in 9th place in the Junior ≤18 Division.
With round ratings as high as 989 and 981, Brown played very well throughout the event.
Brown also competed in the Distance Competition pulling a throw of 146 meters (479 feet) to finish in 16th in his division.
Braden Green Finishes 11th in Junior ≤10
Young Braden Green showed that he is just getting started with disc golf as the nine-year-old represented Discmania well in the Junior ≤10 Division en route to an 11th place finish overall.
Green also competed in the Distance Competition and his throw of 85 meters (278 feet) was good enough for 4th in his division.
On behalf of everyone at Discmania, we are certainly very proud of all three of these upcoming disc golfers. It won’t be long before you hear these names again!