Ricky Wysocki and Sarah Cunningham Crowned Champion at Disc Golf’s BHMO

The Brent Hambrick Memorial Open was played over the weekend of August 4-5 at scenic Hoover Reservoir in Westerville, Ohio, outside of Columbus. The PDGA sanctioned A-tier tournament has been a stop on the PDGA tour since the early 1990s. It was Brent Hambrick’s Columbus Open that set the standard for all tournaments through his professionalism and attention to detail. Unfortunately Hambrick lost a battle with leukemia back in 1997, and the Columbus Open became the Brent Hambrick Memorial Open in his honor. It has also been a charity fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

In the Men’s Open division, round one belonged to Greg Barsby of Grass Valley, California who seems to be on fire lately. Barsby shot the hot round of 71, at 10-under par, and came out with the lead, at least temporarily. Over in the Women’s Open division, Sarah Cunningham played consistently throughout, taking the lead in the early rounds and holding onto to take the win.

Of course, the 2011 PDGA Rookie of the Year, Ricky Wysocki, stayed on the heels of Barsby at just one throw behind, shooting 9-under par. He’s had quite the year and came in at a very impressive second place behind Paul McBeth at the 2012 World Championships. Local Brad Schick stayed right in there with Wysocki, also at 9-under par after the first day.

After toughing out the heat and humidity, when all was said and done on Sunday, it was Wysocki who came out with the win in a very impressive fashion. He set the course record by shooting 16-under par in round three, and ultimately came out with a final score of 30-under par. Barsby captured second place at 24-under par, doing an amazing job this weekend, while Schick took third place at 18-under par and Portland, Oregon’s Dave Feldberg finished in fourth place scoring 9-under par.

Sarah Cunningham was crowned champion in the Women’s Open division, while the 2011 Women’s World Champion, Paige Pierce, took second place and three-time Women’s World Champion Valarie Jenkins placed third. The new Women’s World Champion, Sarah Hokom, tied with the 2011 Female Rookie of the Year, Catrina Allen, for fourth place.

Over in the Men’s Masters division, it was Jon Baldwin, the 2011 Masters Disc Golf World Champion, got the victory with a final score of 2-under par. Three-time Women’s World Champion Des Reading was crowned champion in the Women’s Masters division scoring 31-over par.

Finally, Jim Ferrara of Cincinnati was the winner of the Grandmasters division scoring 1-under par.

Congratulations on an amazing job to all the winners and competitors at the BHMO this weekend!