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09/27/2012

U.S. Disc Golf Championship Returning to Winthrop's Respected Course

Quick Facts

 This will be the 14th consecutive year this prestigious event has been held at Winthrop.
 Spectator Day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7. On this day, USDGC friends and family are invited to come out and play the Winthrop Gold Course in actual championship conditions.

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ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University’s disc golf course will host the 2012 U.S. Disc Golf Championship, Oct. 3-6. There are 119 players registered for the event.

The USDGC begins a four-day schedule of competition on Oct. 3. This will be the 14th consecutive year this prestigious event has been held at Winthrop.

Spectator Day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7. On this day, USDGC friends and family are invited to come out and play the Winthrop Gold Course in actual championship conditions. Tickets are not required for this event; however, a $10 minimum donation supporting Habitat for Humanity is requested. To secure a tee time for this day, please register online.

Single-day tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the gate of the Winthrop Gold Course. The single-day tickets provide admission to any single day of competition and a commemorative USDGC golf disc to the first 1,000 spectators. VIP tickets also are available for $25. VIP tickets provide admission on all days of competition, a meet and greet session with the 2012 U.S. Champion following the event, a commemorative USDGC golf disc, parking in an exclusive tailgating section, an official championship program and a VIP badge. VIP tickets also may be purchased at the Winthrop Gold Course gate.

The Winthrop disc golf course, considered by many to be the “Augusta National” of disc golf, has seen lots of action. The Winthrop Gold Course has been the site of the USDGC championship since its inception in 1999. The course also hosted the 2011 U.S. Doubles Championship featuring an all-amateur field, and the course also hosted the 1997 World Disc Golf Championship.

Two-time former world disc golf champion and Rock Hill resident Harold Duvall developed Winthrop’s disc golf course in 1991.

For information about USDGC or to view a schedule of events, visit http://www.usdgc.com.

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