2019 Vic Open

 

The Vic Open is over for another year.  This is always a great event on the Australian Disc Golf Tour with competitors from all over Australia and some from overseas.  This year there were 65 competitors.

Competitors at the 2019 Victorian Disc Golf Championships
Competitors at the 2019 Victorian Disc Golf Championships

Evelyn was the only junior girl competitor so she decided to play in the FA4 division.   It was not easy-going on day one of competition.  It was incredibly windy and very challenging, especially on the long fairways driving into 40 km/hr headwinds.  Evelyn finished the day in second place behind Caryn Cameron.

Evelyn with her round one card mates, Shaun and Darren
Evelyn with her round one card mates, Shaun and Darren
Ready to tee off on hole one
Ready to tee off on hole one
Ready to rip her drive up the fairway on hole 1
Ready to rip her drive up the fairway on hole 1

1-Evelyn-Heath

Tawney Frog Mouths doing their best to blend in on hole 15
Tawney Frog Mouths doing their best to blend in on hole 15

The wind was much calmer on day two of the tournament and Evelyn was able to improve on her day one score by nine shots!  She played well above her rating and retained her second place position.

Evelyn with her round two team mates, Douglas and Dad (David)
Evelyn with her round two team mates, Douglas and Dad (David)
Teeing off on hole three
Teeing off on hole three
Laying-up on hole three
Laying-up on hole three

Day three was tiring for all.  There was wind and rain and it was cold.  Evelyn’s group started in the wooded section of the course and unfortunately her discs managed to find many trees and a few prickly Acacia bushes.  After just a few holes, Kate had closed the gap between second and third and she and Evelyn battled for the remainder of the round for second place.  Leading into the last hole, Evelyn had a one shot lead over Kate.  Caryn was way ahead and there was no chance of catching her.  It was the longest hole on the course; 333 metres, throwing into a strong headwind and she thought that Kate would surely have the advantage as she can throw much further.   Evelyn  managed to keep her discs on the fairway however to narrowly hold onto her second place.

Evelyn with her round three card mates, Caryn, Kate and Michelle
Evelyn with her round three card mates, Caryn, Kate and Michelle
Jump-putting for a little extra reach
Jump-putting for a little extra reach
Teeing off on hole 15
Teeing off on hole 15

This was such a fun tournament.  Thank you RPM Discs New Zealand for your continued support and to Geelong Disc Golf, Melbourne Disc Golf and all involved with creating such a great event.

Evelyn-receiving-her-trophy from TD Toosje Frequin
Evelyn-receiving-her-trophy from Tournament Director, Toosje Frequin

 

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