Kyle Crabtree Crowned Champion at Disc Golf’s Windy River Open in Kennewick, Wash.

The Windy River Open took place in Kennewick, Washington at the River Country Disc Golf Course where disc golfers experienced a gorgeous day with 85 degree temperatures. In this PDGA sanctioned B-tier event there were 81 players who came out to compete and it was the 2011 Windy River Open Champion, Kyle Crabtree of Fife, Washington who was crowned champion once again with a final score of 23-under par.

So far this year, Crabtree has already won the St. Patty’s Day Massacre at Seatac, Washington as well as the Chainbanger Club Member Drive on the same course in February. In 2011, he had several wins including the Washington State SuperClass Championships in July and the Tale of Two Rivers in September. He also had an impressive 12th place finish at the Professional Disc Golf World Championships that were held last summer.

Following in second place, was Brian Cook with a final score of 19-under par while Jessie Garcia followed at third place just a stroke behind scoring 18-under, and Marty Cook of Walla Walla, Washington captured fourth place with a final score of 17-under par. At fifth place, was Kevin Holmes of scoring 12-under par.

Jenny Ramsey won the open division for the women with a final score of 18-over par. Sheila Teves followed in second place scoring 21-over par.

The advanced division victory went to Kason Russell with a final score of 1-under par while Kyle Smart followed in second place scoring 1-over par and Elijah Lull took third place in overtime after ending in a tie with Ken Wood, both scoring 2-over par.

Dave Morse won the advanced masters division with a final score of 11-over par and it was Shelly Schaefer who won the division for the women. Mark Schaefer captured the victory in the advanced grandmasters division scoring 2-under par and Dennis Rockwell was the winner in the advanced senior grandmasters division.

Scoring 6-under par to capture the intermediate division was Stephen Wendt and it was Adam Pease who followed in second with a final score 1-under par. Aimee Trim won the division for the women scoring 39-over par. Finally, it was Dyland Metteer who won the recreational division scoring 29-over par and Jordan Craig won the under 19 boys division with a final score of 41-over par.

Congratulations to all the winners and competitors on a great weekend of disc golf!

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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