2018 Pro Masters 40+ World Champion, Dave Feldberg, carrying his trophy basket. Photo: PDGA
After a week-long disc golf endurance competition in Kansas City, the 2018 PDGA Pro Masters World Championships have finally come to an end. The fields were cut after the end of the preliminary rounds on Friday and all that remained were the semifinals on Saturday morning followed by the Final 9s shortly after, both of which took place at the legendary Water Works Park.
Due to limited parking spaces at Water Works Park, parking spots in the park itself will be limited to tournament staff, vendors, and media only for both the semifinals in the morning and the finals in the afternoon. There will be a free shuttle running to and from Water Works Park that picks up and drops off at the parking lot (not the parking garage) of the Cerner Corporation Oaks Campus, located directly across the street from the Oak Trafficway entrance to Water Works Park.
If you are a player or spectator, please make sure to give yourself plenty of extra time to take the shuttle up to the disc golf course.
With one last chance to take on Bad Rock Creek DGC at Stocksdale Park and a deeply stacked field of incredibly talented golfers within striking range, staying at or near the top of the leaderboard requires a nearly perfect round. This sentiment was well understood for the top contenders of the Masters 40+ division, and the four that rose to the occasion to make the lead card for Friday’s round four put on a clinic. The 2018 Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships is shaping up to be one of epic proportions as we get closer and closer to Saturday’s semifinals and finals.
JohnE McCray gets his par on 18 at Waterworks, watched by his teammate and co-leader Dave Feldberg. Photo: PDGA
With Wednesday’s action in the books, all 2018 Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships competitors have now had a chance to play both of the courses in their preliminary rounds schedule. Thursday and Friday provide the opportunity to take what they’ve learned over the two days prior and try to improve. For the top players in the largest division, Masters 40+, any mistakes made are going to be costly, as the players at the top of the leaderboard are all capable of putting up incredible scores.
Mike Moser is tied for second place, one off the lead, after his opening round at Bad Rock Creek. Photo: PDGA
If you didn’t miss a putt the entire round at the 2018 PDGA Pro Masters World Championships, you’d be as happy as Mike Moser, too. As with any tournament, some of the competitors finished their opening round on Tuesday with a smile, and some didn’t. But, unlike most events, we still have three more preliminary rounds to go -- not to mention the semifinals and finals on Saturday.
Field Events take place today from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course. All events must be COMPLETED by 3:00 p.m. Last call for Mini Golf, EDGE SkillShot, and the Putting Competition will be 2:00 p.m.
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