Disc players loved Skaha Meadows

Skaha Meadows golf gets praise during Mayhem at the Meadows disc golf tournament

“SHOTGUN” ROB EICHENDORF sends his disc spinning towards the 18th hole during the Mayhem at the Meadows disc golf tournament at Skaha Meadows Golf Course on Oct. 3.

“SHOTGUN” ROB EICHENDORF sends his disc spinning towards the 18th hole during the Mayhem at the Meadows disc golf tournament at Skaha Meadows Golf Course on Oct. 3.

The Mayhem at the Meadows disc golf tournament was a success, despite the windy conditions.

“It was a little windy which made throwing discs and watching them fly a little challenging,” said Penticton Disc Golf Club (PDGC) president Shawn Black of playing at Skaha Meadows Golf Course. “It was excellent, everyone enjoyed themselves. Everyone really enjoyed the course, the layout.”

The first disc golf tournament played on an Interior region golf course attracted 41 players, including entries from Vancouver and Kamloops. Among the players were eight from the PDGC, two who were winners: Sonya Ewaniuk in women advanced and Black in advanced masters, while Russ Clark took third in advanced masters with 144. Ewaniuk won with a score of 142, while Black shot 130. In the pro open field, James Chester pocketed $112 after scoring 120, edging Chris Wilson by one shot. Winning men’s recreation was Jeremy Newell, who earned a trophy and $137, while Rocky Gould finished ninth and received $18. Taking home prize money in women recreation were Paula Despins, Tamara Mapoles and Amanda Eccleston. Despins and Mapoles both scored 156. Despins won the playoff hole to break the tie. The top three in men advanced were Jon Hoter with 122 and earning $120, David Cowley with 124 and Ross Brown with 127.

The feedback that Black received was that people loved the tournament.

“We had a lot of people participating in their first tournament ever,” said Black, adding he had a few people asking when the next one would be as they plan to return.

Black, who thanked the golf course and their sponsors and donors, said Skaha Meadows Golf Course owner Tony Patrocinio was happy with how the day went. Skaha Meadows management said the players were respectful of the course and did a great job of organizing the event. They plan to meet in the winter to discuss future events.

 

 

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