A big THANK YOU to all the players who braved the rain to make the 3rd Annual Open & Shut Spring Open a success!
48 players came out May 23rd and 24th to play a 2 day, four round, B-tier event on the Lake Course and Bois D'arc Course in Ponca City. The event was directed by Chris Smith from the Kansas Disc Golf Association (KDGA) and Hyzernauts. An additional $500 was sponsored by the Ponca City Tourism Bureau, directed by Austin Unruh. Marco's Pizza, in Ponca City, provided lunch for the player on May 23rd. Players also received a spectacular breakfast of cinnamon rolls and a smorgasbord for lunch from Harvey Young's mom on the final day of play!
There were many great throws and lots of competition to be witnessed. None greater than the final card of the Open Division, which featured defending Open & Shut Spring Open champion Bo Tillman facing of against the mighty Ron Convers and PCDGC President Jim Soutter! There was only one stroke separating these guys and all played with fierce determination to the end. Jim Soutter finished 3rd by one stroke and Bo and Ron tied!! Sadly Bo Tillman was unable to repeat his victory of the previous year, making Ron Convers the new Open & Shut Spring Open Champion! What an event and what a finish!
None of this would be possible without the players and community in disc golf that work together to bring these types of events to Ponca City. We would like to give a special THANK YOU to all those who traveled to be here for this event.