Team Latitude 64° performed well the first round at Jones East with Ricky Wysocki playing in the lead card for round 2.
Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian championships are over and Team64 Baltic showed their skills.
NGT #9: DGOD Am Series in Portland
It was June 18th in western Oregon, in a small town called Buxton. It was a gloomy morning, but the positivity of all the players, helped the sun break through for an amazing day of disc golf. You can feel the intensity of the competitors, but also the love for our game is flowing.
We had 77 competitors show up to compete in the first ever Next Generation Tour presented by Latitude 64 in the North West. We had a few advanced men come from all over the United States to compete for the chance to win a flight to Europe and put there game on the map over seas. The first round local Master, Sam Gibson started out with a blistering -8 giving him a 1019 rated round. Right behind him was Kolte Breck, playing in Advanced Men, he shot a 1000 rated -6.
After side games and lunch, we had blue sky’s and beautiful fluffy white clouds for our final round. You could feel the intense nerves between the top 4 players in the Advanced Men’s field. Kolte Breck was -6, Jamie Harvey was -5, Jacob Dills and Tyler Kewley where only 2 stokes back at -4. Kira Alexander had a 6 stroke lead in the Advanced Women’s division after the first round! Watching all the competitors head out to compete you could see nothing but smiles on all of their faces and could tell that the final round would have something special in store for Buxton Woods.
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The course has some very technical holes, that are tightly wooded and if you find your self off the fairway, you might only have a 2ft window to try to pitch out from. Heading into the second half of the final round things fired up. Whale Sacs owner, Tina Stanaitis made her move, shooting 9 strokes better than her first round to win by 3 strokes in the Advanced Women’s Division. There was the smooth throwing Intermediate, Kyle Lorts, being the only player to shoot in the 50’s in his division, winning by 9 strokes. We had Sam Gibson show us he is still human, finishing with an a 61 par round to win Masters by 7.
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The Advanced Men division, needs their own paragraph. It was a tight race, but experience payed off. Kolte Breck, lives in Portland Oregon, with the event being so close to Portland, I can only imagine the excitement he had hearing about Stop #9 coming to the Metro area. Buxton is about 30-40 miles from Portland, a small commute for Kolte. He is a 944 rated player with a bright future. He won the Latitude 64 Amateur Championship Stop #2 and The Saint Patty’s Day In May Stop #6, both part of the Next Generation Tour. I could see the confidence in his eyes once he first set foot onto Buxton Woods. The first round Kolte shot a -6 1000 rated round! He followed it up by getting a hole in one on his last hole of the tournament. With a Opto Compass personally signed by Ricky Wysocki. He aced #3, a 235ft hole slightly up hill with a small canyon to the right and tight woods to the left. I can only dream of finishing a tournament with that kind of pose. To sum it up, Kolte Breck is the 2016 Buxton Open Champion! He’s won 3 of the Next Generation Tour Stops presented by Latitude 64. I have my money on Kolte Breck finishing on top when the tour is done, but I can guarantee,
there are plenty of competitors out there that have the game and the drive to prove me wrong.
Saint Patty’s Day in May A Next Generation Tour Series by Latitude 64° stop #6
After the one-day event on Saturday in Valdosta, GA, we packed up and drove to Live Oak, FL to host another one-day event on Sunday. The Saint Patty’s Day in May event was being played on the famous Magnolia disc golf course at the Suwanee River Music Park. This park allowed for camping, night time golf cart rides and a lot of fun even before the event began.
The weather was not so bad at all for being May in Florida. Nice and cool in the morning with a little Florida humidity towards the afternoon.
The players received their player’s packs valued at more than their entry fee. We were able to payout 200% at this event with a lot of happy golfers. The players really enjoyed the raffle for the Dynamic Discs Marksman basket.
Thank you to all the sponsors and especially to Latitude 64° for getting behind this Amateur series. Without the support of Latitude 64°, these players would not receive such an amazing player’s pack.
Thank you all who came to play and Happy Birthday Saint Patty Young.
Men’s Pro Open 1st place: Max Johnson
Advanced Men 1st place: Kolte Breck
Advanced Women 1st place: Patty Young
Advanced Grandmaster 1st place: Paul “Fritz” Finch
Intermediate Men 1st place: Corey Furbee
Intermediate Women 1st place: Daniella Sabal
Recreational Men 1st place: Dustin Charbonneau
Recreational Women 1st place: Sheri O’Brien
Novice Men 1st place: Paul Cloutier
The Flights of Freedom “A Next Generation Tour Series” stop #5 was a blast!
The weather could not have more perfect for a day in May in South Georgia. The wind did start to pick up for the second round making those headwind putts a little bit harder though. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors for getting behind this amateur series. Every player attending received Latitude 64° discs and seemed to be quite happy about that.
Our player’s packs were valued at more than the entry fees. The player’s payouts were at 200% and we were able to raffle off a new Dynamic Discs Marksman basket.
Thank you to all that came out for this great event.
- Men Pro Master: 1st place Chris Blanton
- Advanced Men: 1st place Dax Spriggs
- Advanced Men: 1st place Mark Gaither
- Intermediate Men: 1st place Seth Crevison
- Recreational Men: 1st place Kyle Conger
- Recreational Women: 1st place Sheri O’Brien
- Junior II Boys: 1st place Nickolas Johnson