Discraft Great Lakes Open Plus a Look at Other Big Disc Golf Events this Weekend

This weekend it eems the top disc golf pros will be spread out across several different tournaments across the nation, with one of the biggest kicking off today in Michigan at the 2012 Discraft Great Lakes Open in Ann Arbour at Hudson Hills Park Disc Golf Course. This PDGA sanctioned A-tier event will have a number of well known players in the competition, including the 2010 Disc Golf World Champion, Eric McCabe from Emporia, Kansas.

2011 NT Winner Paul Ulibarri of Phoenix, Arizona will be competing alongside McCabe, as will Ulibarri’s fiance’, 2011 PDGA Female Rookie of the Year Catrina Allen. Allen had an impressive win at the Vibram Open, and she should do well here this weekend although she’ll be battling it out with three-time Women’s World Champion Des Reading.

The Great Lakes Open will certainly be one to watch, with the final round taking place on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Over in Connecticut, the Greater Hartford Disc Golf Open, will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Wickham Park Disc Golf Course in Manchester consisting of three rounds + the MPO Safari. Top players at this PDGA sanctioned A-tier event include 2008 World Champion Dave Feldberg from Portland, Oregon, the 2011 PDGA Male Rookie of the Year Ricky Wysocki, 2012 SDGO Champion Will Schusterick and last weekend’s Vibram Open winner Cale Leiviska among many other notable competitors.

In the Women’s Open division, both the current Women’s World Champion Sarah Hokom, and the 2011 Women’s World Champion, Paige Pierce will be competing.

Other big tournaments this weekend, among the long list, include Monster Energy Challenge at Solitude Mountain Resort in Salt Lake City, where
Penn Valley, California’s Jere Eshelman will compete, and the NorthStar Throwdown in St. Cloud, Minnesota where another northern California favorite, Gregg Barsby will compete.

Good luck to all, and here’s to another great weekend of disc golf!