spring fling

Snapper's Wrap Up - 2018 Spring Fling

This year’s Spring Fling went off as well as any Spring Fling we’ve ever run here. We had 8 different PDGA Amateur categories this year. There was one ace in the tournament. Junior player Kai Barrios skip aced hole 17 for his first ever ace. Fortunately, his mother caught the once in a lifetime magical moment on video. Kai was one happy young man walking around after the tourney with a fist full of dollars from the other players and staff keeping up the age-old tradition of giving an ace recipient a dollar for their efforts.

This year had several first-time winners. Ozzie Fausto won Advanced. He shot a two round cumulative score of -15 to edge out first round leader Charlie Grenis. David Neria survived a three way play off in Intermediate for his first win. Matt Tregidga is so happy to now officially be kicked out of Novice division as he outlasted the 21 player Novice field by a stroke. Quinny Kravitz having shot the best first round of the tournament at -8 earned his first PDGA Masters victory. Eric Ducharme having suffered thru multiple 2nd place finishes topped last year’s winner Hans Degner for his first Grand Masters victory here at Morley. We added a Senior Grandmaster division this year and John Maki the wily local veteran bested first round leader Pete Hembrow who played Morley the first day the course was ever put in way way back in 1977. In the Women’s division Rianne Hamiliton not surprisingly won for her third straight year. And finally, 12 year old Disc Golf phenom Xaelen Nash crushed his field shooting a -5 with 8 birdies in his second round to once again win the Junior Division. Xaelen has set several Junior world distance records as he’s grown up. He birdied both long 5 and hole 6 back to back in the afternoon winds this tourney. His final score was actually one stroke better than the 22 person Intermediate field. Somebody should warn Ricky and Paul. Xaelen’s coming!

This year’s included lunch was provided by my son’s restaurant Amplified Ale Works. It was a real treat for the players who were upgraded from the usual Costco pizza. Our sponsors this year were Innova Disc Golf, Discraft, Dynamic Distribution, Gateway, Legacy and MVP discs. All of whom donated hats and clothing for the free drawing and discs for the player prize packages.

I owe a big thank you to my staff which included my son Alex who will be running this event going forward, my wife Joanne, EJ, Eric (who flew in just to help out with this event), Oscar, Jesse (PDGA data and morleyfield.com updates), and all my regular staff in the shop. A special thank you goes out to Zac Burnside who as a volunteer handles both computer  graphics, art coordination and gets our screenprinting  done as well. Also a special thanks to Chris Dilloway for artwork and general handiman skills in making this event run as smooth as silk for the players. This was my last official PDGA tournament till I retire at the end of this year. I owe a big thanks to all the tournament participants this year who made running this tourney amazingly fun for me as well. I had a blast this year. We have some special juniors coming up. The future looks bright for Disc Golf.

Thanks for the ride…

Z ya

2014 Spring Fling Results

Oscar Garcia Advanced Men Name Par Round #1 Round #2 Total 1 Oscar Garcia -12 50 52 102 2 Jesse Meyers -7 55 52 107 2 Patrick Paramore -7 54 53 107 4 Albert Zamora -6 51 57 108 5 Garrett Russell -5 54 55 109 5 Aubrey Daniels -5 52 57 109 7 Shaun James -4 57 53 110 7 Greg Stanbro -4 56 54 110 9 Mike Tyberg -3 55 56 111 10 Matt Howard -2 56 56 112 10 Andrew Allen -2 54 58 112 10 Glenn Swanson -2 54 58 112 13 Chad Duckworth -1 58 55 113 13 Mike Jewel -1 55 58 113 13 Derek Dreyer -1 53 60 113 16 Justin Martinez E 56 58 114 16 Chet Morse E 55 59 114 16 Santos Miranda E 54 60 114 16 Mitchell Zunich E 54 60 114 20 Utah McKellips 1 58 57 115 21 Gregory McDonald 2 58 58 116 21 Josh Hesser 2 57 59 116 21 Chad Nichter 2 57 59 116 24 Richard Ewald 3 58 59 117 24 Chris Armacost 3 57 60 117 24 Noel Sanchez 3 51 66 117 27 Tadas Mikuzis 4 57 61 118 28 Chris Parker 5 57 62 119 29 Matt Brody 6 60 60 120 30 Joey Capparilli 8 60 62 122 31 Taylor Mate 9 57 66 123 32 Chris Wymer 16 68 62 130 33 Derrick Rimington 18 64 68 132

Advanced Women Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total 1 Vanessa Van Dyken 8 63 59 122 2 Allie Robles 16 66 64 130 3 Denise Diaz 26 67 73 140 4 Sarah Openshaw 27 73 68 141 5 Pam Vaughn 30 70 74 144 6 Laura Walsh 31 71 74 145

Advanced Masters Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total 1 Mario Traba -7 56 51 107 2 Michael Homan -5 52 57 109 3 Braden Coolidge -4 53 57 110 4 Anthony Bassett -2 56 56 112 5 Dan Dantuma 1 59 56 115 5 Heath Weiss 1 56 59 115 7 Kevin Christie 2 57 59 116 7 Chris Calleton 2 55 61 116 9 Eric Ducharml 6 62 58 120 9 Heny Kaos 6 61 59 120 9 Hans Degner 6 57 63 120 12 Jeff Barber 7 58 63 121 13 James Barnes 8 59 63 122 14 Tom Millard 10 62 62 124 14 Alex Mate 10 60 64 124 16 Dwayne Allen 11 65 60 125 17 Brendan Sage 14 62 66 128

Advanced Grandmasters Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total 1 Glenn Swanson Sr. -5 55 54 109 2 Fred Aguero E 57 57 114 3 Chris Dodds 1 59 56 115 4 John Maki 2 60 56 116 4 Spence Stevens 2 59 57 116 6 Allen Risley 4 56 62 118 7 Ben Farrington 5 58 61 119 7 Jeff Brown 5 57 62 119 9 Todd Murnan 7 58 63 121 10 Christian Cullen 11 61 64 125 11 Dale Ventress 12 61 65 126 12 Jase Arz 19 63 70 133

Intermediate Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total 1 Bob McGarity -4 52 58 110 2 Glen Kluge -2 56 56 112 3 Garrett Ulrich -1 55 58 113 4 Thomas Matlock 2 57 59 116 5 Chris Ruddell 4 62 56 118 5 Tim Nordeen 4 56 62 118 7 Jason Fitzgerald 6 56 64 120 8 Joji Castillo 7 61 60 121 8 Damon Newman 7 60 61 121 10 Arto Nupponen 9 62 61 123 11 Bobby Martin 11 61 64 125 12 Eric Repp 12 64 62 126 13 Javier Roman 14 64 64 128 13 Payson Vikara 14 62 66 128 15 Connor Wright 15 60 69 129 16 Christopher Romano 24 68 70 138 17 Danny Zwolenski 999 999 DNF

Recreational Par Rd1 Rd2 Total 1 Michael Woodruff 8 63 59 122 1 Zack Fluty 8 60 62 122 3 Jarod la Jeunesse 10 61 63 124 4 Steven Shimmin 12 65 61 126 4 Michael Christensen 12 63 63 126 4 Dawson Nelson 12 61 65 126 7 Daniel Purdy 15 62 67 129 8 Rich Ayers 17 66 65 131 9 Daniel Cruz 21 66 69 135 10 Chris MacMillan 23 67 70 137 11 Kwame E. Welcher 25 66 73 139 12 Mike Ventress 28 73 69 142 13 Jeremy Reynolds 32 71 75 146

2010 Spring Fling Results

Adv.
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 Jason Rime 48 49 -13
2 Aaron Van matre 54 44 -12
3 Michael Homan 51 48 -11
3 John Ryan 51 48 -11
5 Alex Nichols 52 48 -10
6 Tracy Crowder 57 47 -6
6 Ian Funston 55 49 -6
6 Toby Brenard 52 52 -6
6 William Lister 52 52 -6
6 Benjamin Farris 51 53 -6
11 Josh Damron 54 51 -5
11 Joshua Kettlehake 54 51 -5
11 Adam Cook 53 52 -5
11 Daniel Lichtman 52 53 -5
15 Serban Farkas 52 54 -4
16 Adam Nash 53 54 -3
17 Carl Renda 55 53 -2
17 Evan Taylor 54 54 -2
19 Aubrey Daniels 55 54 -1
19 Randy Wylot 55 54 -1
21 Angel Garcia 55 55 E
21 Mark Hauser 54 56 E
23 AJ Risley 56 55 1
24 Brandon Coates 57 55 2
25 Dale Chambless 56 58 4
26 Mark Hawking 60 56 6
26 Brendan Sage 58 58 6
28 Josh Egbert 61 58 9
29 Mark Verrochi 66 56 12
30 Jack Daniels 58 66 14
31 Ben Rutherford 72 53 15
Dave Parnell 53 999
Adv. Women
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 Rianne Short 62 57 9
2 Laurie Stroh 63 70 23
Adv. Masters
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 Dan Shorkey 56 48 -6
2 Mike Ramos 54 51 -5
3 Christian Cullen 51 55 -4
4 Dave Butcher 56 52 -2
4 Rhett Stroh 54 54 -2
4 Chris Carpenter 53 55 -2
4 Tom Millard 52 56 -2
8 Billy Romhild 57 53 E
8 Jon Berg 56 54 E
10 Allen Risley 60 52 2
11 Mike Kvasnicka 59 55 4
11 Jay Harbin 56 58 4
13 Danny Zwolenski 55 61 6
Adv. Grandmasters
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 Jeff Graham 50 55 -5
2 Frank Knapp 59 55 4
3 Don Vincent 58 58 6
4 Eric Simmons 58 60 8
5 Ben Farrington 61 58 9
6 Bill Richards 63 59 12
7 Dave Clapp 59 64 13
8 Jeff Brown 69 61 20
9 Kaylan Farrington 67 68 25
Int.
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 James Lee 52 50 -8
2 Mason Hamilton 54 49 -7
3 Ian Lelis 55 49 -6
4 John Arce 57 48 -5
5 Daniel Winkle 53 53 -4
6 Kevin Cooks 55 53 -2
7 Todd Fletcher 53 57 E
8 Anthony San Fillipo 56 55 1
9 Roger Rector 59 53 2
10 Jeremy Aubol 61 53 4
10 Dustin Sandgren 56 58 4
12 Robert Martin 54 62 6
13 Ryan Villanueva 60 59 9
14 Jon Enyart 63 62 15
15 Scott Hartle 64 62 16
Int. Women
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 Cari Cox 74 66 30
2 Sophia Martin 73 70 33
3 Rita Nash 75 74 39
4 Christina Scantlin 85 77 52
5 Janice Knapp 95 86 71
Recreational
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 David Lara 56 55 1
2 RJ DeLaCruz 54 58 2
3 Doug Flaherty 59 55 4
4 Robin Hendrickson 58 57 5
5 Brian Dowling 60 57 7
6 Oscar Garcia 60 58 8
6 Joshua Hesser 59 59 8
8 Tzaddi Morey 61 62 13
9 Michael Hole 74 50 14
10 Indigo Brude 67 58 15
11 Sean Villanueva 62 64 16
12 Mike Moran 60 68 18
13 Paul Vallett 66 63 19
14 Aaron Hagner 67 65 22
15 Ross Anderson 72 71 33
Novice
Place Name Rd 1 Rd 2 To Par
1 Tommy Vincent 66 56 12
2 Alex Mate 62 61 13
3 Brent Mars 68 59 17
4 Keith Gregori 71 72 33