Andrew Dowdy Wins 2008 Victorian Disc Golf Open

Play has now concluded in the inaugural Victorian Disc Golf Open. Sunday’s play saw players tackling the very technical Drysdale Reserve Course. There was considerable movement in the top of the field with many players carding excellent rounds on the difficult course.

In the final round both Drew Muller and Luke Williams made a run at Andrew Dowdy who entered the round with a commanding 10 stroke lead. While Luke shot a 53 (course record) and Drew shot a 54 it just wasn’t enough to catch Andrew who gave up several strokes allowing them to come within 3 strokes but no farther.

Chunzi Xu took out the Womens division, improving on her morning round by 7 strokes. Players gave some extremely positive feedback on the Drysdale course, particularly the newly added Hole 12. Thanks to all who made the effort to come and play in this event and to those out there watching things unfold. We will have a full report, pictures and other information posted during the course of the week. For now, here are the final scores:

#

Player

RD1

RD2

RD3

RD4

Total

1

Andrew Dowdy

59

26

54

61

200

T2

Luke Williams

64

30

56

53

203

T2

Drew Muller

60

32

57

54

203

4

Greg Sparksman

61

29

62

62

214

5

Jarrath Sweetten

62

33

61

62

218

T6

Ben Ayres

61

31

65

63

220

T6

Peter Helyer

62

34

62

62

220

8

Greg Bowers

72

26

63

63

224

9

Mark Swinkels

79

39

75

78

271

1

Chunzi Xu

74

39

87

80

280

-

Campbell Ferguson

73

35

67

DNF

DNF

-

Cameron Hamilton

69

38

73

DNF

DNF

-

Chris Nation

83

31

74

DNF

DNF

-

Eliot Paulsen

80

45

76

DNF

DNF

-

David Fitler

84

53

71

DNF

DNF

-

Kirra Dyer

98

42

93

DNF

DNF

-

Nick Thielman

64

31

DNF

DNF

DNF

-

Nathan Jose

82

32

DNF

DNF

DNF

Regards

Paul Arden

Night Owl Cup

The first ever Night Owl Cup has just been completed with Drew Muller taking out the Cup in a 3-way tie breaker with Jarrath Sweetten and Andrew Dowdy. Here are the scores for the Night Owl:

Player Score
Drew Muller 28
Jarrath Sweetten 28
Andrew Dowdy 28
Luke Williams 30
Greg Bowers 30
Nick Thielman 30
Paul Arden 31
Ben Ayres 34

Everyone had a great time at this very social event. Lots of friendly heckling on the tees as well as some great shots. Several people actually shot better rounds in the Night Owl that they did playing the same 9 holes (admittedly without the OB at night) during the day.

Paul Arden

First Day Scores

Big day, still at the course and just time to post scores. Island Green hole gave many players trouble but Greg Bowers managed the only Birdie and the CTP. Andrew Dowdy currently has the lead by a solid 5 strokes. Current scores after 27 holes are:

Player Score
Andrew Dowdy 85
Greg Sparksman 90
Ben Ayres 92
Drew Muller 92
Luke Williams 94
Jarrath Sweetten 95
Nick Thielman 95
Peter Helyer 96
Greg Bowers 98
Cameron Hamilton 107
Campbell Ferguson 108
Chunzi Xu 113
Chris Nation 114
Nathan Jose 114
Mark Swinkels 118
Eliot Paulsen 125
David Fitler 137
Kirra Dyer 140
Kevin Flanagan DN

Solid days golf and Night Owl Cup yet to player, more news and pictures later.

Paul Arden

One More Sleep to Go!

Almost there. Preparations are all but complete with course designs finalised, maps and players packs done and a car load of prizes and discs on their way down to Geelong. For those who want to get their Tournament Guidebook before Saturday, you can download it here [PDF]. We have also updated the course maps on the website to the final versions.

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday morning!

Paul Arden

The “Night Owl Cup”

Night Disc Golf

One of the feature events at the 2008 Victorian Open will be the “Night Owl Cup”.

For those unfamiliar with the sport, basically it’s night time Disc Golf with light-up frisbees and illuminated target baskets. Open to anyone wishing to enter OR for those wanting to try disc golf for the first time, this promises to be a visually exciting and memorable event.

For more info, check out the Night Owl Cup page.