Lead card action for Tattar and Tanner in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Challenge was the long-awaited first DGPT event for 2022. Especially the Europeans has been eager to make the jump over the pond as the pandemic has eased and travel restrictions has been lifted. Estonias Kristin Tattar is one of them, and she stayed on lead card for all rounds battling it out with Catrina Allen and Paige Pierce. When all dust was settled Kristin ended up on 3rd place.
How was it to battle against Paige Pierce and Catrina Allen again?
It was your first event with your upcoming signature disc Orbit Grace. What kind of shots are you using that for?
Yes, I had my new Orbit Grace with me and I threw my first shots with it here in LV. I immediately fell in love with it and trusted it so much that I was comfortable to use it in the tournament. I used my Orbit Grace for distance shots and I really like how the new plastic feels in my hand. I guess if you have a great grip, you know you’ll be throwing the disc good!
But the biggest surprise was Tristan Taner (well not to us, we know Tristan Tanner has the potential to win any DGPT event) who came to the event with a rating of 1001. This weekend he averaged 1046 for the event. He also played lead card for the final round and battled for the win, but fell back a bit and finished tied for 6th place. Still a stellar performance!
– I am very happy with how my game is feeling now! I put in a lot of productive time into my practice this off-season and I believe that competing for
– I love competing in front of as many cameras and people as possible. This may sound backwards but I think it reminds me to focus more and really be committed to every shot!
Linus Carlsson has played event in Sweden and Europe during the pandemic, but for 2022 he is going to play against the best at the Disc Golf Pro Tour. He averaged a solid 1033 in rating over the event, and that got him a 17th place finish.
Your first round on the 2022 US Tour, and there were cameras all over. Lots of nerves? Was it fun?
– Yeah it was definitely some nerves, but not really because of the cameras or the players, it’s more that it’s the first tournament of the year and my first round with Latitude discs. It was a lot of fun and a great experience to take with me for future events, Linus says.
Tied for 17th place, a solid start of the 2022 tour. What are your thoughts and feelings about your Las Vegas performance?
– I would lie if I said I was very happy with how I played, but at the same time it’s the first tournament of a long tour and I like wooded courses more so 17th is not to bad I guess. There’s a lot of things I could’ve done better, especially my tee shots, they were a bit off from time to time but my putting was decent.
Do you feel like you have dialed in your new discs yet? Found any favorites you are reaching for more often?
– Oh yeah, i feel very confident throwing my new Swedish plastic. I’ve been relaying on my Stilettos and Rives a lot in the wind we had, and Stiletto is a disc I’ve always been missing I feel like. My VIP Ricky harp and Opto Ice Justice had to work a lot in the wind as well. And obviously my putting putter Classic Judge.
Next up is The Memorial in Arizona. What are your thoughts and plans for that event? – –
– These courses are also pretty open, but the holes are shorter. So I feel like if I stay in bounds and make most of my putt then I have a good chance to fight at the top. But I’m especially looking forward to the nice Arizona weather, Linus says.
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