Main Menu

PDGA Player & Rookie of the Year

The 2017 PDGA Player of the Year/Rookie of the Year calculations for Men and Women in North America are displayed below. Rookie of the Year contenders are highlighted in green

To qualify as a 2017 Rookie, a PDGA member who was never previously a Pro class member and had not registered as a Pro for the first time or accepted a cash award in a pro division for the first time until after the 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships and before the 2017 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships. Any player registering as a Pro for the first time or accepting a cash award in a Pro division for the first time AFTER the 2017 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships will officially be a rookie in the 2018 PDGA Tour year.

Note: Players must be current PDGA members to be included in these calculations.

Men's Players & Rookies of the Year Standings - December 2017


Rank Points Name PDGA # City State/Prov Country
1 329 Richard Wysocki 38008 Fort Mill SC US
2 313 Paul McBeth 27523 Huntington Beach CA US
3 151.7 Chris Dickerson 62467 Johnson City TN US
4 114 James Conrad 17295 Blacksburg VA US
5 105 Eagle Wynne McMahon 37817 Boulder CO US
6 103 Nathan Sexton 18824 Corvallis OR US
7 100 Michael Johansen 20300 Denver NC US
7 100 Paul Ulibarri 27171 Show Low AZ US
9 97 Gregg Barsby 15857 Grass Valley CA US
10 87 Cale Leiviska 24341 Little Canada MN US
11 82 Andrew Fish 58320 Baltimore MD US
12 78 Scott Withers 38464 Albany OR US
13 74 Brad Schick 7992 Galena OH US
14 71.7 Jeremy Koling 33705 Charlotte NC US
15 68 JohnE McCray 9852 Dover FL US
16 67 Nathan Doss 11794 Bend OR US
17 66 Alex Geisinger 52063 Rosemount MN US
18 64 Austin Turner 54049 Mint Hill NC US
19 62 Coda Hatfield 23651 Jenks OK US
19 62 Chris Clemons 50401 Kansas City MO US
21 61 Calvin Heimburg 45971 Safety Harbor FL US
22 58.7 Collin Carter 61168 Holly Springs NC US
23 58 Martin Hendel 39469 St Thomas ON CA
23 58 Tim Barham 53332 Howell MI US
25 56 Joe Rovere 30306 Lafayette CO US
26 50 Philo Brathwaite 26416 Tujunga CA US
26 50 Zackeriath Johnson 50312 Eureka MO US
28 48 Bo Tillman 46480 Edmond OK US
29 47 Joshua Anthon 17946 Rio Linda CA US
30 45 Nikko Locastro 11534 Grass Valley CA US
31 43 Bradley Williams 31644 Austin TX US
32 42 Emerson Keith 47472 Denton TX US
32 42 Cody Bradshaw 58007 Fredericksburg VA US
34 40 Barry Schultz 6840 Charlotte NC US
34 40 Tyler Horne 16058 Columbus OH US
36 35 Ziggy Bierekoven 29879 Bloomfield Township MI US
36 35 Cameron Colglazier 47407 Mobile AL US
38 34 Andrew Presnell 63765 Ozark MO US
39 33.7 Devan Owens 25168 Broken Arrow OK US
40 33 Steve Brinster 10628 Warwick NY US
40 33 Grady Shue 68285 Hickory NC US
42 32 Brenden Tetloff 64742 Saginaw MI US

Full December 2017 Men's Player and Rookie of the Year Points Calculations »

Women's Players & Rookies of the Year Standings - December 2017


Rank Points Name PDGA # City State/Prov Country
1 361.5 Paige Pierce 29190 Plano TX US
2 240 Catrina Allen 44184 Mesa AZ US
3 202 Sarah Hokom 34563 Caldwell ID US
4 174 Jennifer Allen 15354 Tuttle OK US
5 168.4 Jessica Weese 50656 Grass Valley CA US
6 165 Lisa Fajkus 32654 Round Rock TX US
7 157 Elaine King 3090 Durham NC US
8 138 Holly Finley 51277 Verona WI US
9 125 Valarie Jenkins 17495 Bend OR US
10 95.5 Hannah Leatherman 45396 Telford PA US
11 86 Karina Nowels 48518 Salt Lake City UT US
12 83 Sandi Hendel 67835 St Thomas ON CA
13 62.5 Amanda Zaccone 59547 Sacramento CA US
14 58.4 Melody Waibel 29858 Portland OR US
15 54 Lesli Todd 13526 Los Angeles CA US
16 51.5 McKayla Thomas 53966 Fort Collins CO US
17 50 Kristy Moore 56553 Reynoldsburg OH US
18 49.5 Sai Ananda 58303 Spokane valley WA US
19 49 Haley Childs 69197 Harlem GA US
20 43 Nicole Bradley 51229 Truckee CA US
20 43 Courtney Cannon 70634 Houston TX US
22 41 Autumn Grace 50514 Chester VA US
22 41 Kelly Tucker 65412 Chattanooga TN US
24 38 Maria Oliva 63257 Rowlett TX US
25 37 Jessica Hill 64874 Jacksonville FL US
26 36 Ellen Widboom 58276 Fairfield CA US
26 36 Emily Beach 61144 Ninnekah OK US
28 35 Andrea Meyers 43943 Little Rock AR US
28 35 Maria Diaz 58176 Albuquerque NM US
28 35 Kati Word 90502 Edmond OK US

Full December 2017 Women's Player and Rookie of the Year Points Calculations »

Player and Rookie of the Year Points Process for 2017

PDGA US Major Finish – Pro Worlds, USDGC, USWDGC

  1. 30 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

National Tour Finish & International Major Finish

  1. 25 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

A-Tier Finishes (10) - Top Ten Best Finishes per Player

  1. 15 points
  2. 8 points
  3. 6 points
  4. 4 points
  5. 2 points

PDGA Tour Event Finishes – B-Tier

  1. 5 points

Bonus Points - Awarded to the top 10 leaders in the following categories:

Calendar Year Rating, Money Earned, Average Cash Per Event (Min 10 Events), Tournament Wins, Winning Percentage (Min. 10 Events)

  1. 20 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

Tie Breakers:

  1. Total Points in Major Finishes
  2. Highest Rated Round in an A-Tier or above
Tags: