By Jerry Roth
The start of the 2017 Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft began yesterday for the FPO, women’s division, and the action was spectacular! The first round of any tournament is crucial to set the pace and more importantly lay the groundwork for the rest of the week. Because of all the behind the scenes effort from Nate Heinold, this Disc Golf Pro Tour stop is offering the most lucrative payoff in the history of disc golf. With the competition as high as it’s ever been, the title is anyone’s to claim.
Ragne Bygde Lewis is a name that is good to hear again as she spent time away from the game and now she is back on the big scene and throwing down a strong score for the first round. She finished the day with five birdies and only one lone bogey to give her a -4 for the day and safely in third place.
Valarie Jenkins finished her day with a -7 just one off the lead, and more importantly showed disc golf fans why she is a four-time World Champion. Val was first in putting and first in scrambling which translated into a round worth watching. With only one stroke separating her and the leader, todays round will be very exciting.
The day however, belonged to Jessica Weese as she shot the hot round of the day with a -8 and played inspired disc golf carding seven birdies and one eagle to take the lead on day one. Every aspect of her game was working. Will she keep up her momentum on day two?
Top Four Players: Round One