The United States Disc Golf Championships were held in Rock Hill, South Carolina in what turned out to be a very tight battle between the 2011 PDGA Rookie of the Year, Ricky Wyscoki, two-time National Tour Champion Josh Anthon and the 2010 USDGC Champion, Will Schusterick.
In the end, Schusterick managed to come back and capture yet another victory to become a two-time champion in the USDGC with a final score of 48-under par. Wysocki took second place at just two throws behind scoring 46-under and Anthon finished at third with a final score of 44-under par. Considering that Anthon has only played in two tournaments this year, he was certainly impressive.
Schusterick has been impressive all year, with one of his first big wins coming at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open in which players had to deal with torrential winds and even tornado warnings at one point over that April weekend. He was able to hold onto his lead in Emporia, Kansas despite wind gusts of up to 45 mph that sent many discs flying into the water.
The following weekend Schusterick won the SOKY Championships and went on to capture a victory all the way in Japan at the 7th Fukui Open in June. That was
followed by a win at the Stockholm Open in Sweden at the end of the same month – and a third place finish at the Disc Golf World Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the most recent world player rankings, Schusterick is not surprisingly ranked No. 1 in the world.
Following Anthon’s third place finish at the USDGC, Paul Ulibarri of Phoenix, Arizona took fourth place scoring 41-under par while Nikko Locastro of Winfield, Missouri and Steve Brinster of Warwick, New York tied for fifth place.
The current PDGA World Champion, Paul McBeth, captured seventh place while Jussi Meresmaa, all the way from Tampere, Finland, finished in eighth place. Cam Colglazier came in at ninth, while the 2008 World Champion Dave Feldberg and up and coming disc golfer Devan Owens from Owasso, Oklahoma finished in a tie for tenth place.