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Spring Fling Wrap Up

The Mile High Disc Golf Club kicked off its tournament season this weekend at Spring Fling, a PDGA C-tier event, in Larkspur, CO. The Professional and Amateur pools were split into separate days with the Ams getting the luck of the draw on the weather. Jellystone Disc Golf Course in Larkspur was the host site for the event as 162 players swarmed the area over the weekend.

The largest Am division on a beautiful Saturday was Advanced Men (MA1) and after the first round there was a tie for the lead with Kyle Harrigan and Aaron Grunwald both shooting 994 rated rounds (-8). Grunwald followed up his solid play from the morning by tying the hot afternoon round of 49 to take home the victory by two strokes over Harrigan. Ben Ray moved into third place with a 49 as well in the second round and a two round total of 99.

Advanced Women (FA1) had a tight battle down to the finish between Christy Mullins and Gail Pace. Mullins took a one stroke lead into the second round and was able to hold on for a 3 stroke victory.

2014 Spring Fling Amateur Champions

MA1- Aaron Grunwald FA1 – Christy Mullins MM1- Jeff Evertz FM1 – Karen Sattler MG1 – Dave Suger MA2 – Jason Heimark FA2 – Sandra Richardson MA3 – Anthony Sharp FA3 – Chistina Copeland
MJ2 – Gage Buckethal            

On the Pro side, 72 brave souls came out to test their skills in the wind, snow and sleet. In the Men's Open division, Tabernash resident Tom Carrillo came firing out of the gates in the morning, posting a 1066-rated 10 under par first round to give him a 3 stroke lead over defending champion Joe Rovere and 2012 winner Rob Nichols.

The second round started just as Mother Nature unleashed her fury. Blinding snow and biting winds would increase the second round scores considerably. Fort Collins’ Tyler Liebman would shoot the hot second round, a 1036-rated four under par round, but it would only be good enough for second place as Carrillo held on for a one shot win and a hefty $560 check for his efforts.

2014 Spring Fling Open Champions

MPO – Tom Carrillo      FPO – Emily Miskiewicz       MPM – Doug Bjerkaas
MPG – Bill Campbell    MPS – Peter Shive