First tournament for 2018: The Victorian Disc Golf Open

Last weekend Evelyn played her first tournament for the year, the 2018 Victorian Disc Golf Open, at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster.  The Vic Open championship course at Ruffey Lake is a tough course.  It takes almost four hours to complete the 18 holes and there are a lot of very steep hills.

Day one of play was a little tough for Evelyn.  She was tired after being at school camp all week and sometimes let her emotions get the better of her  She had some very tough competition from Rylee Seidel, a talented, young disc golfer from Mt Gambier in SA who only discovered the sport about a year ago and Lily Sweetten who, at just eight years old was playing in her first A-tier tournament.    After a very tough struggle, Evelyn finished day one, three shots behind Rylee.

Evelyn decided to just go out there and have fun on her second day and wow! did we see an improvement!  She took four shots off her Saturday round and was lucky enough to take out first in the FJ2 division (under 15 girls) with a 625 rated round.  Better still, she had fun.  It is not often we have a card with mainly junior girls so this was a very special occasion.

I was lucky enough to play on the same card as these awesome young ladies who all displayed resilience, determination and a great sense of mate-ship throughout the weekend.

Evelyn also took out the CTP prize on day one for competitors with a rating below 750.  Her tee shot landed just 2.4m from the basket of the 97m, hole 17!  For this she won a very sweet, special edition RPM Disc

Here are a few photos from the event;

Evelyn with Evelyn on a flag! 🙂
Rylee, Evelyn and Lily at Evelyn's sponsored hole, "The Quarry"
Rylee, Evelyn and Lily at Evelyn’s sponsored hole, “The Quarry”
Teeing off on hole 6
Teeing off on hole 6
Teeing off on hole 10
Teeing off on hole 10
Hole 13: Two hazards to pass before reaching the basket.
A big high five for the final hole. Mum still has the advantage here. :)
A big high five for the final hole. Mum still has the advantage here. 🙂
Evelyn and Lilly after round two. Happy to take a ride in the car back to headquarters.
At the end of the day, waiting for presentations. Great mates on and off the course.
Evelyn receiving her trophy
Evelyn with Katie, winner of FA4. Winners of female divisions received these great skirts from Skirt Sports Australia.
Group photo day one. Juniors were not present for photo
Evelyn with Patrick Robinson, (winner of MPO) and Cassie Sweetten (winner of FA1). Our three poster people!
Evelyn with some of her prizes: A skort from Skirt Sports Australia, trophy by Fidget Mini and a custom spin dye disc from Kastaplast and Oscar Felberg.
She also received a pamper pack from sponsor, Yasmin Murray. Thanks Yas! She loves it.

Our next tournament on the Australian tour is the South Australian Open / Women’s Global Event at Mount Gambler on 12th – 13th May.  This a brand new course so we can’t wait to get there and try it out.

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