The Gordon Holton Accolade took place in Delaware, Ohio at the Gordon Holton Memorial Disc Golf Course on Saturday, June 23. This PDGA sanctioned B-tier event was dedicated to the remembrance of Gordon Holton, an active disc golfer who passed away at the young age of 42 in 2005. Holton had a number of accomplishments credited to his name, including several first place finishes in the open division at the 2003 Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open, the 2003 Toronto Disc Golf Championships and the 2003 Rochester Flying Disc Open.
With 93 disc golfers in the competition, Tyler Horne of Columbus, Ohio was crowned champion in the men’s open division with a final score of 14-under par. Horne was the winner of the recent Lexington Open as well as the Riverside Drive, and has already had a number of victories this year.
Following Horne in a tie for second place, was Gary Costa of Cincinnati, Ohio and Brad Schick of Westerville, Ohio, both scoring 10-under par. Following at just a stroke behind to capture fourth place was Steve Heckathorne of Columbus, Ohio with a final score of 9-under par, while Danny Mowka and Scott Kanuth came in at a tie for fifth place, both scoring 7-under par.
Melissa Martin of Fairview Park, Ohio won the women’s open division with an impressive final score of 3-over par, while Karen Farrell and Lisa Warner followed at second and third place respectively.
The masters division win went to Pete Caldwell of Cincinnati, Ohio with a final score of 9-under par, with Johnny Sias of Lavalette, West Virginia and Michael Stonestreet, Sr. of Canton, Ohio following in a tie at second place, both scoring 8-under par.
Aaron Trimmer of Grove City, Ohio took the win in the advanced division with a final score of 10-under par, and it was Dennis Hills of Ottawa, Ohio who won the intermediate division scoring 3-under par. Andrea Parsons of Medina, Ohio won the intermediate division for the women with a final score of 14-over par.
It was Ray Gruber of Findlay, Ohio who captured the victory in the recreational division scoring 1-over par, while Sue Holton Taber won the division for the women with a final score of 70-over par. Finally, Kurt Babock got the win in the novice division and Lacy Brugler won the junior under 13 girls division.
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors on a great weekend of disc golf!
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