Will Schusterick and Paige Pierce Crowned Champion at Stockholm Disc Golf Open

The Stockholm Disc Golf Open was held at one of the most spectacular courses in the world, Järva Discgolf Park in Stockholm, Sweden over the past several days beginning June 28 and culminating on Sunday afternoon, July 1. With many of the world’s top disc golf pros competing on this premier course, it was Will Schusterick of Nashville, Tennessee who was crowned champion in the men’s open division with a final score of 24-under par, taking home over $4,000 for his efforts.

This was Schusterick’s second major victory, and he’s been on fire all year, winning the tough Glass Blown Open in April under horrific wind conditions, and several other events, including the 7th Fukui Open in Japan and the SOKY Championships.

Following at second place, was Portland, Oregon’s Dave Feldberg scoring 20-under par, while Cale Leiviska of Saint Paul, Minnesota captured third place with a final score of 18-under par. The 2011 PDGA World Champion, Nate Doss of Capitola, California came in at fourth place scoring 17-under par, and it was Paul Ulibarri of Phoenix, Arizona who scored 16-under par to finish in fifth place.

Anders Swärd of Västervik, Sweden captured sixth place scoring 14-under par, while Devan Owens of Owasso, Oklahoma and Eric McCabe of Emporia, Kansas finished in a tie for seventh place, both scoring 13-under par.  Markus Källström of Gavle, Sweden had a final score of 12-under par to take ninth place while Karl Johan Hoj Nybo of København K, Denmark, 2009 World Champion Avery Jenkins of Capitola, California and Arttu Sikanen of Nummela, Finland all came in at a tie for tenth place with a final score of 10-under par.

In the women’s open division, the 2011 Women’s World Champion and defending champion of the 2011 Stockholm Open, Paige Pierce of Plano, Texas captured the victory with a final score of 12-over par. Pierce was impressive throughout the tournament, ultimately coming out eight strokes ahead of the second place finisher and three-time Women’s World Champion, Valarie Jenkins of Capitola, California who finished scoring 20-over par. Järfälla, Sweden’s Ragna Bygde captured third place with a final score of 36-over par.

Congratulations to all the winners and competitors in the Stockholm Open and we’ll look forward to seeing many at the 2012 PDGA Disc Golf World Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina in less than two weeks!

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