Emerson Keith wins his first A-tier
The Veterans Park Open was held in Arlington, Texas, from 16-18th of November. For Texan Emerson Keith it was his 53rd tournament for the year, and for every event he just seems to play better and better. He started the season at a 998 rating and now has a rating of 1013 (November update).
The A-tier Veterans Park Open had a bunch of top level competitors; Eagle McMahon, Simon Lizotte, Nate Perkins, Austin Hannum, Matt Bell and Eric Oakley to name a few. But for this event Emerson Keith was the strongest player. He averaged 1041 over three rounds and won the event, three shots ahead of Eagle McMahon. This was Emersons first A-tier win.
How important was this win for you?
“My goal was to win an A-tier or higher this year and VPO was my last chance to meet my goal, it was a very important win to me.”
Why do you think you managed to play so well?
“I was able to stay focused the whole time never giving up on a shot.”
What discs were the most important for you in Arlington?
“My Lucid-X Enforcer was able to fight the wind and even got me an ace. My Justice was consistent in the wind on my up shots. My Judges were perfect all weekend giving me confidence on all my putts.”
Team 64° results
1. Emerson Keith
Tied 11. Matt Bell
Tied 18. Reid Frescura