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Paul McBeth Wins Another One at Disc Golf’s G&L; Clothing Challenge in Des Moines

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The G&L; Clothing Challenge took place in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend of May 26-27, 2012. This was a PDGA sanctioned A-tier event presented by the Des Moines Disc Golf Club, and a great success with 191 disc golfers coming out to compete.

It was back-to-back Memorial Championship winner, Paul McBeth of Clearwater, Fla. who captured the victory in the men’s open division with an impressive final score of 40-under par. McBeth also had a win at the Wintertime Open in February.

2011 PDGA Rookie of the Year, Ricky Wysocki of Fort Mill, S.C. followed at second place scoring 37-under par, and it was the 2009 World Champion Avery Jenkins of Capitola, Calif. who captured third place with a final score of 35-under par, while three-time World Champion Nate Doss, also of Capitola, followed in fourth place scoring 28-under par. Local Tanner Duncan came in at fifth place at just a stroke behind with a final score of 27-under par.

Three-time Women’s World Champion Valarie Jenkins of Capitola, Calif. won the women’s open division with a final score of 1-under par. So far this year she’s had several victories including the Memorial Championship and the CSUMB Otter Open. Another three-time Women’s World Champion, Des Reading of Wimberley, Texas followed Jenkins at second place scoring 6-over par.

2011 Female Rookie of the Year, Catrina Allen of Phoenix, Arizona captured third place with a final score of 10-over par while Alison Wiley of Ankeny, Iowa came in at fourth place scoring 29-over par.

2010 Masters World Champion Phil Arthur of Woodstock, Ga. took the victory in the masters division with a final score of 27-under par while Lisa Warner of Columbus, Ohio was the winner for the women in the masters division scoring 44-over par.

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Chad Nelson of Schererville, Ind. was crowned champion in the advanced division with a final score of 6-under par and it was up-and-coming disc golfer and fashion model Holly Finley of Cambridge, Wisc. who won the division for the women scoring 28-over par.

Other winners included Gary Harvey, John Shaw, Roger Whitney, Dustin Wells and Kerri Haught.

Congratulations to all the winners and competitors on a great weekend of disc golf!

The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter orTwitter@kcdermody.

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