Disc Golfers at the Glass Blown Open in Kansas Dealing with Winds and Tornado Scare

The disc golfers at the Glass Blown Open in Emporia, Kansas didn’t expect to be literally blown open, but with the winds and even a tornado scare on Saturday night the name nearly gave a whole new meaning to the Glass Blown Open. Fortunately, everyone is safe and sound and getting ready to kick off the third round at the Emporia Country Club Disc Golf Course on this Sunday morning, April 15. While players will have to battle strong winds with gusts up to 45 mph, the region is, thankfully, no longer under threat of a tornado.

The 2010 USDGC Champion, Will Schusterick of Nashville, Tennessee, is currently in the lead after two rounds, shooting a 52 in round one and two. 2011 NT Champion Paul McBeth of Huntington Beach, California shot a 52 in round one and a 56 in round two to follow Schusterick in second place. Jeremy Koling from Charlotte, North Carolina and Cale Leiviska of Saint Paul, Minnesota are tied for third place. Koling shot a 58 in the first round and 52 in the second while Leiviska shot a 57 followed by a 53.

Devan Owens of Owasso, Oklahoma and Nikko Locastro of Winfield, Missouri are tied with a total of 111 in two rounds, while Paul Ulibarri of Phoenix, Arizona follows  at 115 and Kevin Tulp of Lawrence, Kansas is a stroke behind shooting a total of 116 in two rounds. Miles Seaborn of Benbrook, Texas, Avery Jenkins of Capitola, California, and the 2011 PDGA Rookie of the Year Ricky Wysocki follow – all with a total after two rounds of 117.

In the women’s open division, the 2011 Female PDGA Rookie of the Year, Catrina Allen of Phoenix has the lead at just a stroke ahead of Sarah Hokom of Caldwell, Idaho. 2011 Women’s World Champion Paige Pierce of Plano, Texas is three strokes behind in third place while the three-time Women’s World Champion, Valarie Jenkins is currently in fourth place just a stroke behind Pierce.

You watch the action live at PDGA.com and find out who is crowned champion in this fun and exciting event.

The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter or Twitter @kcdermody.

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