2022 PDGA World Championships – Day by day Group Updates

August 31, 2022

The primary rounds of the 2022 Skilled Disc Golf World Championships kicked off immediately in Emporia, Kansas. Group Innova couldn’t have hoped for a greater begin! Examine this text every day for updates on the Group’s efficiency.


Scorching Rounds on Day One

On the finish of day one, seven out of the highest ten gamers within the FPO area are on Group Innova. Henna Blomroos set down an early sizzling spherical at 8 underneath par and presently sits in second place. The Supreme 18 at Jones Park is an extended course that requires correct, massive distance. Blomroos exhibited simply that, main the sphere in parked share and Circle 2 hits in regulation. In her post-round interview, she stated that she will rating even decrease within the coming rounds. With confidence like that, Henna shall be a critical contender for this yr’s World Championship title. 

Eveliina Salonen and Jen Allen sit tied in 4th place at -6. Eveliina performed a bogey free spherical and took no OB strokes. She led the sphere in Fairway Hit share. Jen Allen seemed improbable off the tee as properly and is presently positioned to have her greatest Elite Sequence or Main end of the season. These programs play to Eveliina and Jen’s massive arms and each sit well-positioned to make a push for the win.

Juliana Korver and Kat Mertsch are tied for sixth place at 5 underneath par. Juliana had some big highlights, sinking two birdie putts from properly outdoors the circle on holes 7 and 11. With 5 World Championship titles already to her title, Juliana is tied for probably the most ever by an FPO participant. Although her final World’s win was in 2003, Juliana is within the struggle once more to turn into the sole-winningest feminine in PDGA World’s historical past. Kat Mertsch birdied half of the holes and made 100% of her inside-the-circle putts. If she will preserve the putter sizzling, Kat shall be vying for the rostrum.

Ohn Scoggins and Hailey King are tied for ninth at -4. Ohn began her spherical with a triple bogey on Gap One adopted by a bogey on Gap Two. She proceeded to birdie 9 out of the final twelve holes to deliver herself again into the hunt. With the season she has been having to this point, the leaders ought to keep conscious of a charging Ohn Scoggins. Hailey King additionally bought off to a gradual begin, however a six down again 9 retains her in shut competition. Hailey already gained a Main occasion this yr on the 2022 USWDGC so we all know she has what it takes.

Calm situation led to low scores on the lengthy and open Supreme 18 at Jones Park. Photograph by DGPT


Group Innova Crushes at Jones 18

On the MPO aspect, six of our gamers made the highest 10. Garret Gurthie and Anthony Barela sit tied for 2nd place at 10 underneath par. They each shot the recent spherical of the day on the Supreme 18 at Jones Park. Everyone knows that GG can crush; he gained his third World Distance title this previous weekend throwing his Star


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“>Katana 652 ft. That stated, Garret discovered the highest of the leaderboard throughout immediately’s spherical with an incredible placing efficiency. He led the sphere in Strokes Gained from C2, making 5 putts from outdoors the circle. He was 2nd within the area in birdie share. If Garret can sustain the sturdy placing efficiency, he shall be exhausting to beat. Anthony Barela bought to 10 down extra in the way in which that you’d anticipate from a participant with such a giant arm. He didn’t miss a fairway and located himself in C2 or higher, placing for birdie, on each gap. We knew these programs would profit bomber gamers going into the World Championships. AB and GG sitting on the high of the leaderboard confirms it. 

Zackeriath Johnson is only one stroke again from Barela and Gurthie in a tie for seventh. He was second within the area in Circle One hits in regulation. Zackeriath is placing collectively some wonderful disc golf at simply the precise second, presently positioned to have his greatest Professional Tour end to this point this yr. 

Nate Sexton, Gregg Barsby, and Calvin Heimburg are sitting at -8 and tied for tenth place. Sexton, who completed third on the 2021 World Championships, all the time brings his greatest on the subject of Majors. After immediately’s efficiency, Sexton have to be feeling good about his probabilities for one more wonderful Main end. 2018 World Champion, Gregg Barsby, is retaining himself within the combine. He was second within the area in Birdie share. On gap 3, in basic Barsby trend, he landed an enormous, 100-footer for the birdie. Calvin Heimburg sits in tenth place as properly. Earlier within the week, Calvin took first place within the Blended Doubles World Championship occasion. A crowd favourite, let’s see if Calvin can take two World titles in the identical week! 

Just one spherical in and Group Innova is already crushing it on the 2022 Skilled Disc Golf World Championships. Catch second Day protection dwell on the Disc Golf Community with the FPO lead-card teeing off tomorrow, August thirty first at 9:00 am CT. Examine again in at InnovaDiscs.com for a every day replace and observe @TeamInnovaDiscs on Instagram and Fb for all of the highlights from this yr’s Worlds. 

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