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09/25/2007

Pros Head to Winthrop for U.S. Disc Golf Tournament

Quick Facts

 The U.S. Disc Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 3-6 near Winthrop Coliseum.
 Three U.S. champions will complete on the course.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Three U.S. champions plan to compete Oct. 3-6 at Winthrop University’s disc golf course in the U.S. Disc Golf Tournament.

Tournament organizers expect 185 top professionals from the United States, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, Norway and Japan, to attend. The tournament will be held near the Winthrop Coliseum for the ninth consecutive year.

Some of the players to watch include last year’s winner, Barry Schultz of Stevens Point, Wisc., David Feldberg of Springfield, Ore., the 2005 U.S. champion, and Ken Climo, a four-time U.S. champ from Clearwater, Fla. Almost $90,000 in prize money will be given away. 

Event Director Jonathan Poole anticipates plenty of spectators, particularly Winthrop students who may have missed the tournament in previous years. This is the first year the tournament wasn’t scheduled during the university’s fall break. 

Winthrop’s disc golf course was developed in 1991 with guidance by Harold Duvall, a two-time former world disc champion who lives in Rock Hill. He proposed the lake area for the course site and collaborated with university administrators on construction. 

A single day pass is $5, while a VIP pass is $25. Children 12 and under and Winthrop students with IDs are admitted free. All ticket holders will receive a free tournament disc.

For more information, call Poole at 803/366-5028.


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