The 2012 Support the Troops was a PDGA C-tier event at the Deming Park Disc Golf Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. It included two rounds of 21-holes and served as a benefit for the Armed Forces Foundation. According the AFF site, the group is “dedicated to providing comfort and solace to members of the military community through financial support, career counseling, housing assistance and recreational therapy programs.”
There were 54 disc golfers who came out to compete for this great cause, and it was Rob Sparks who won the open division with a final score of 18-under par. Jason LaBella of Terre Haute followed in second place scoring 11-under par. In 2011, LaBella had a win competing in the advanced division at the Bowling Green Technical College Disc Golf Tournament.
Tim Murphy of Bloomington, Indiana captured third place in the open division with a final score of 2-under par.
The advanced division ended in a tie between Alex Schimmelpfenning of Effingham, Illinois and Aaron Walther of Saint Louis, Missouri, both scoring 9-under par. Schimmelpfenning was able to come out with the win in overtime. He was also the winner of the Cross Roads Classic in 2011, competing in the same division.
Marie Brummer captured the victory for the women in the advanced division with a final score of 65-over par.
In another tie in the advanced masters division, both Greg Hastings and Gary Robinson ended with a final score of 6-under par, while Hastings emerged the winner in overtime.
The advanced grandmasters division win went to local Dan Wilkinson scoring at even par while Zach Ross of Indianapolis, Indiana won the intermediate division with a final score of 7-under par.
In the recreational division, there was another tie between Jerry Oswalt and Ryan Overbeck, both who came in with a final score of even par. Finally, it was Seth Wiram who won the under 19 boys division scoring 18-over par.
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors on a great day of disc golf for a very good cause!
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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