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Disc Golfer’s season coming down to the wire

With the third installment of the Lake Tahoe series in Disc Golf, the Discwood tournament at Kirkwood on Aug. 26 -27, already in the books and the fourth on the way, local players are poised to make a run at the series title in Truckee in October.

Local players like Russell “Purple” Wey, Victoria Villa, Patricia Riggs and Bryce Weham all put themselves in position for a good showing in October with good performances at Discwood. Wey and Villa both took home the top prizes in their respective divisions.

Wey (177) won his first-ever tournament when he competed in the advanced masters division and Villa (224) edged out Riggs (232) for the Open womens title.

“I was really happy to see Russ win his first tournament,” tournament director Dan Thrift said. “He had a strong round against some stiff competition on a challenging course.”

Discwood, designed by Tim Parsons, a part-time resident of South Lake Tahoe, is one of the highest elevated course in the United States and is challenging for many Disc Golfers.

Weham took second in the juniors division with a final score of 243.

All the local disc golfers now have their eyes set on the next event in the series, the Zephyr Cove Resorts Northern Nevada State Championships at Zephyr Cove on Sept. 23 and 24. As the fourth installment in the series, Zephyr Cove offers golfers one last chance to improve their positions in the points standing before the Series Championships in Truckee.

The course at Zephyr Cove, originally designed by Truckee resident Craig Getty, has undergone a face-lift in prepartion for the tournament. There are now six holes with lake views, which did not exist before.

All the holes will be par-3s, which will help the competitors turn in low scores at the tournament, unlike at Discwood, which had one 1,200-foot hole, which was turned into a par-5.

The tournament at Zephyr Cove will have two days of two rounds of 18.

There is preregistration for the second-year tournament on Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to dark at the course, which is located off Warrior Way.

Participants are limited to 72, so early registration is recommended. Anyone interested in playing, can contact Thrift at 577-5521.

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