An excited Matt Bell after nailing his birdie putt on 18. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
After starting the round 8-under par through the front nine at Iron Hill and leading the field by five, it was hard to imagine that anyone other than Ricky Wysocki was going to take down the title at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Iron Hill had its own plans, however, and so did Matt Bell.
Catrina Allen won her third PDGA National Tour event of the season at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Catrina Allen had pulled out to a six-shot advantage through 11 holes Sunday at Iron Hill Disc Golf as she looked to finish off a wire-to-wire, rebound win one week after dropping to third place at Pro Worlds. But as anyone in the Open division can attest to, the final stretch of the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge is punishing and never ensures that a lead is safe.
Iron Hill provided the stage for some tremendous final round drama at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Steve Hill checks in with the last Chain Reaction dispatch from the First State, featuring post-round reactions from the top finishers.
The gallery crowds into the woods during round two of the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
The international competitors who’ve extended their stays after Pro Worlds are making a mark at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge, as four countries are represented in the top 10. Steve Hill breaks down all the action from moving day on another PDGA National Tour episode of Chain Reaction. Tune in for soundbites from Väinö Mäkelä, Albert Tamm, Alisha Schafer, and more!
Courses as difficult as Iron Hill tend to create a wide range of scores. Missing your line by even one or two degrees off the tee can easily mean a double or triple bogey and controlling your frustration level becomes the name of the game. Catrina Allen and Kristin Tattar have both spent plenty of time off the fairway due to unfortunate tree or rock kicks, but they’ve both kept their composure and pushed on. Going into the final round at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge, Allen leads by two over Tattar, with six or more strokes separating the two of them from the rest of the field.