This past Saturday we hosted the 20th annual Gateway Open at Foundation Park DGC in Centralia, Ilinois. I’d like to start off by saying this disc golf course plays as close to ball golf as a course can get. The course and park were in immaculate condition with the entire 18 holes cut down to 3-4”, virtually no sticks laying on the course and long, flat natural tee offs on every hole. The course played to a par 71 for both rounds. The first round was played from the short tees and the second round was played from the long tees; all par threes were set up in the short position and all other holes were set up in the long position for both rounds. Birdies were extremely hard to come by; you had to execute at least 2 good shots on every hole to score well. Making par after par on this course is actually a good thing and if you’re not making bogeys, I’d say you’re playing awfully well.
Brian Johnson had the low score both rounds, shooting a very respectable 64 from the short tees and a GREAT round of 65 from the long, for a total of 129. If I’m not mistaken, that 65 is a course record from the long tees. Justin Bunnell took second place with a score of 65-71=136, and Jerry Barklage at 47 years young took third with 2 -69’s and a total score of 138. Those three players were the only ones under part for the event.
Rob Nahlik won the Advanced division with a score of 73-77=150, and our own James “Ozzy” Osbourn took the Rec division with a score of 74-84=158.
Last but not least, Doug Bickell took the Bullseye basket prize by winning a Ring of Fire competition with a Wizard after qualifying on an accuracy shot using a Slayer. Way to go, Doug! Congratulations to you and all the division winners.
Results are below:
|Greg Van Horn||81||87||168||$20|