Paige Pierce hit her final putt on Sunday from the same spot she missed the year prior. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- As she walked up to her final lie Sunday afternoon at the Beaver State Fling, Paige Pierce couldn’t help but think back to the putt that cost her the title at Milo McIver State Park just one year before. After all, her approach on the 509-foot, righthand bending closer at the West Course landed in the same spot as 2018.
Milo McIver State Park played host to yet another thrilling finish at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It didn't come down to a playoff, but the final round of the Beaver State Fling served up tension and redemption. Catch up on a wild Sunday on the PDGA National Tour with the latest episode of Chain Reaction!
Paige Pierce takes a seven-shot lead into Sunday's Beaver State Fling final. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- After taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the 2018 Beaver State Fling, Paige Pierce only needed a 10-foot putt on hole 18 at Milo McIver State Park’s West Course to clinch back-to-back titles in Oregon.
She missed that putt, then fell to Catrina Allen in a one-hole playoff.
Now heading into the 2019 Beaver State Fling with a seven-shot cushion after, Pierce has a chance to put the past even further in the rearview mirror.
Eagle McMahon wasn't flashy on Saturday at the Beaver State Fling, but his 10-under par round has him alone at the top of the leaderboard. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- Breathing room comes at a premium at the Beaver State Fling, where perennial playoffs are written into tournament lore. So when Eagle McMahon sensed an opportunity to pull away after Seppo Paju carded a double bogey to open play Saturday at Milo McIver State Park’s West Course, the defending champion was ready to pounce.
Paige Pierce held onto her lead Saturday at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
If we’re going to keep the tradition of a Portland playoff alive, that means we’re due for some fireworks in the final round of the Beaver State Fling. Catch up on Saturday’s PDGA National Tour action with this episode of Chain Reaction, featuring soundbites from Jennifer Allen, James Conrad, Eagle McMahon, Seppo Paju, and Paige Pierce!
Eagle McMahon is tied at the top through 36 holes at Milo McIver State Park. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. -- Sure, this is the third time this season Eagle McMahon has entered a PDGA National Tour event as the defending champion. But he’s yet to repeat at any of those tournaments, which could saddle the 21-year-old with an extra dose of pressure.
If he was feeling any of it, though, Milo McIver State Park provided the antidote.
A.J. Risley is in third place heading into round three of the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Eagle McMahon sees the Beaver State Fling as “a celebration of disc golf,” and he’s got good reason to celebrate already as he shares the lead with Seppo Paju after day one in Oregon. We’ve got the day’s rundown, including soundbites from A.J. Risley and Paige Pierce, on another episode of Chain Reaction!
The jewel of the Pacific Northwest will be back in the spotlight this week, as Milo McIver State Park takes center stage during four rounds of the Beaver State Fling. A longtime PDGA National Tour staple, the Fling is beloved for its manicured fairways, sweeping greenery, and consistently tight scoring: There's been a playoff each of the last four years at the event, legendary showdowns that only cement this three-day tournament's standing as a crowd and competitor favorite.
Milo McIver State Park has been the backdrop for numerous playoffs, and it'll play host once again for this weekend's Beaver State Fling. Ricky Wysocki stood alone after a showdown in 2017. Photo: Stu Mullenberg
ESTACADA, Ore. -- In 2015, the showdown featured Will Schusterick and Paul McBeth, with the latter emerging victorious after two extra holes at Milo McIver East.
Catrina Allen has won two PDGA National Tour events in 2019, while Calvin Heimburg took down one and hasn't finished outside the top 5. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen
Florida native Calvin Heimburg finished 41st in the 2018 PDGA National Tour points race, a byproduct of not hitting the road until late in the season and only playing in three of the circuit’s six tournaments.
Garrett Gurthie was dominant as he pulled away to win the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- After a weekend of gray, dreary conditions, the sun finally broke through the clouds Sunday afternoon at the DeLaveaga Golf Course. It was a fitting bit of symbolism to accompany the champion who was also about to emerge.
Catrina Allen took home her fourth career Santa Cruz Masters Cup victory. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Catrina Allen's hot 2019 season couldn't be dampened by a weekend of coastal rain, as the Minnesota pro pulled away during Sunday's final round of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup to win her third straight tournament.
Garrett Gurthie secured the first PDGA National Tour victory of his career at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
We've got a first-time champion and a four-time champion, as Garrett Gurthie takes home the biggest win of his career and Catrina Allen stays hot during the final round of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Catch up on all the action from the last day of the third PDGA National Tour stop of 2019.