Spring Fling 2011 Results

MA1-Advanced Amateur-29  1st-Max Nichols -7 Mach III portable +trophy $438

2nd Glenn Swanson-6 plaque $200

3rd Bobby Oliver -5 $120

4th Mario Traba-4 $90

5th Alex Nichols-3 $80

6th Mark Hauser -2 $75

7th Tracey Crowder-1 $70

8thT Willie Lister 0 $60

8thT Ethan Wellin         0 $60

8th Angel Garcia 0 $60

8th Daniel Lichtman 0 $60

MA2-Intermediate Amateur-17

 1st-Patrick Paramore-4 Mach Lite +trophy $195

2nd Carl Whittington 0 plaque $135

3rd Thomas Wheeler +3 $100

4th Noel Sanchez +5 $80

5th Roger Rector +6 $70

6th Matt Howard +7 $60

MA3-Recreational Amateur-17

1st-Kevin Christie +8 Mach Lite +trophy $160

2nd-Jesse Myers +8 $110

3rdT-Corey Marsteller +9 $90

3rdT Hans Dagner +9 $70

5th Taylor Mate +10 $55

6th Jeremy Aubol +11 $45


 1st-James Galloway +7 trophy $100

2nd-Mike Flores +7 plaque $75

3rd-Charles Adair +11 $55

4th Justin Duncan +12 $40

FW1 Advanced Women Amateur-4

 1st Kimmy Cottrell +20 trophy $100

2nd Michelle Chambliss +25 $70

3rd Amber Ivy +26 $30

4th Jenny Unstead +34 $18

MM1- Advanced Master Amateur-13

 1st-Dan Shorkey -3 Mach III portable +trophy $420

2nd Rhett Stroh -1 plaque $100

3rd Dave Butcher 0 $70

4thT Joe Goodman +6 $50

4thT Mike Reeves +6 $50

6th Todd Fletcher +9 $40

MG1-Advanced Grandmaster Amateur-8

 1st-Christian Cullen +6 Skill Shot basket + trophy $130

2nd Glenn Swanson Sr. +7 $90

3rd  Spence Stevens +8 $60

The Spring Fling 2011 is a “B” tier PDGA points qualifier for the Am Worlds and had a full field of 95 competitors once again this year. The fling was both a SoCal points event and a DGA series event. The first such dual event in southern California’s short disc golf history.7 divisions were hotly contested with 5 divisions having disc baskets for 1st place in that division. The course was laid out to be long and challenging with many risk/reward opportunities. The extremely warm conditions added to the challenge by making discs slipperier and landing areas faster. Scores were much higher than anticipated. In fact, the second round par of 51 for 17 holes had an initial player rating of 973. Since holes 1 and 2 were combined into 1 hole and holes 3 and 4 were also combined the course played much tougher than the first round.

The course is closed to the public for this event and lunch is provided the entrants. There was also a closest to the pin contest on hole 8 won by Dale Chambless of the Men’s division and Jenny Unstead of the Women’s division. During the lunch break the players were able to compete in a “Mondo” throw. We gave away a Mach Lite to Jon Yergler who won the first round and a Fade disc bag and double straps with built in rain jacket to Aaron Van Matre who won the second round. Before the awards were handed out their was a free drawing and 60 items (shirts, hats, towels) donated by Innova, Discraft, and the DGA were won by the lucky contestants who remained. Additional hole sponsors this year were Bobby Martin and the Thursday Poker Group and Mark Madden Construction Co.

It appears that San Diego is finally producing a strong contingent of young players who are ready to move up to the next level. It’s been a dozen years since we’ve had so many high level potential players come along. I attribute this to the formation of the San Diego Aces and the addition of new courses in San Diego. A big thank you goes out to Randy Wylot VP of  the San Diego Aces for his help on the computer. Also, Jim McDowell, Dave Devine, Donny Olow, Glenn Triemstra,  Oscar Garcia and the entire Morley staff for their help in making this event possible.


PDGA Website (results)