Bijou set to host King of the Lake amateur Sunday
June 15, 2011
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Wonder why the buzz around Bijou is louder than normal this week?
Disc golfers get their chance at a final practice round Wednesday and Thursday – Friday starts the ninth annual King of the Lake amateur tourney, culminating with what should be an action-packed final 27 holes of competition Sunday at Bijou.
This weekend’s series will showcase a 150-member field of amateurs all competing in mens and women’s divisions beginning Friday.
The tourney extends into Sunday when champions on the mens and women’s side will be crowned at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe.
Preliminary rounds will be held Friday at Truckee and Tahoe Vista courses. Saturday the action moves to Zephyr Cove and the Turtle Rock course in Markleeville before the 27-hole Bijou facility will host the championship rounds Sunday.
Four different divisions are set to show their stuff; advanced, advanced masters, advanced grand masters and intermediate.
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With varied fairways that hole 100-foot pines, three seasonal pond hazards, open mountain meadows and slight elevation changes, Bijou is the perfect mix of scoreable territory and dangerous terrain which should make for a climactic final round.
This weekend’s tourney is an affiliated PDGA National Tour event. Next month’s pro event will serve as a prelude for the World Championships which comes to Santa Cruz for the first time since 1982.
Only nine events out of over 2,000 P.D.G.A events are tabbed as National events this year. One of them will be the pro level King of the Lake National Tour that happens in July.
Competitors then will open up at Tahoe Vista on the north shore before players will then be split, half heading to Zephyr Cove and the others to Markleeville.
After breaking apart they come back together again at Bijou as they will be the host location for the final round in July.
Rounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday will all be shotgun starts beginning at 9 a.m. each day. For more information on the tourney including sponsorship, go online to http://www.tahoediscndye.com.
Contact Russ Wey, the Bijou course pro at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-542-3432.