What a great weekend of disc golf! We had 59 players taking part, including all the top players on the BDGA Tour, right through to some with only a few months experience. Conditions were perfect: dry and bright but with enough wind to make things really challenging on the tough "Black" course layout.
In the Open division, there was a great deal at stake as this was also the penultimate event in the closely contested British Tour. QP's Neil Webber made the best start and after 2 rounds he lead by 1 shot from Derek Robins and Jester Wilson, with Dan Ryan 2 shots further back.
Jon Tweed finished strongly to win the Amateur Division at the Essex Open last weekend. This was his 4th victory this year and gives hin an unassailable lead on the BDGA Tour, so he will be crowned the Amateur Champion. Tweedy has decided to now move up to the Open division for the next event, which is the Quarry Park Open on 15-16th September. Fellow Quarry Park player Mark Davis led Tweedy by one shot going into the final ...
The 34th British Open Championship in disc golf was won by Dan Ryan, originally from California, but now based in London. Dan started the day 4 shots behind local course pro Derek Robins, but gained 3 shots in the 3rd round on Sunday morning.
The 2012 British Open is underway, and after 2 rounds, course pro Derek Robins is leading the Open division by 4 shots from Croydon's Dan Ryan. In the Amateur division Leamington's Mark Davis is in the lead. The course is reserved for tournament play until the awards are over at around 4pm, but spectators are welcome to watch the finals which we expect to start between 1pm and 1:30pm, and should complete soon after 3pm. You can track results at http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/79396