MPO Recap: Final Round

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Who won the 2022 Ledgestone Open in MPO?

1st - Ricky Wysocki at 26-under par
2nd - Paul McBeth at 22-under par
3rd - Gannon Buhr at 21-under par


Ricky Wysocki poses with the Ledgestone Open trophy and tournament director Nate Heinold on the green of hole 18 after winning his third straight Ledgestone Open title.

Who shot the hot round in Round 4 of the 2022 Ledgestone Open in MPO?

Corey Ellis shot the hot score in Round 4 with a 10-under par.

Quote from the winner: “It was blackout mode there in the middle stretch,” Wysocki said. “I got a lot of birdies and set myself apart like I said I was going to do yesterday. I knew that’s what I needed to do to put the pressure on everybody else.”

“The longer you can stay in that blackout mode and make great shots, that’s where you’re going to set yourself apart. I feel like I can consistently get in that mode. I wish I knew the switch so I could do it every weekend, but I’m thankful I could do it this weekend. It’s a great building block for the next couple of tournaments.”

Game-changing moment: Hole 9 was the tipping point for Wysocki to take control of the round. Anthony Barela and Gannon Buhr threw out-of-bounds off the tee and Wysocki calmly laid his 354-foot drive just left of the basket for a drop in birdie. Buhr managed to throw in from the drop zone to save par, but Wysocki had already caught fire, birdieing six holes in a row to blow out any threat from his competitors.

Standout Stat: Corey Ellis found a way to navigate the wind unlike any other player in Round 4. His mark of 5.03 strokes gained from tee to green was over a full stroke better than the next closest competitor. His 100% conversion rate from Circle 1 then helped him convert every birdie opportunity available.

Highlight of the Day: Gannon Buhr overthrew his tee shot by a thin margin on hole 9. He cleanly got through the iconic bridge and onto the green, but a big skip launched him over the OB rope and into a spectator, ending any chance of a miraculous roll back in bounds. Buhr was visibly upset at his misfortune, but channeled his frustration into his next shot from the drop zone. He rocketed a high, spiking hyzer into the air on the right side, cruised over the OB and smashed directly into the basket to save par. 

2022 Champions

Missy Gannon
Ricky Wysocki


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Highlights
Previous Champions
  • 2021: C Heimburg/R Wysocki, Paige Pierce
  • 2020: Catrina Allen, Ricky Wysocki
  • 2019: Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce
  • 2018: Nate Sexton, Jessica Weese
  • 2017: Josh Anthon, Valarie Jenkins
  • 2016: Catrina Allen, Paul McBeth
  • 2015: Catrina Allen, Simon Lizotte
  • 2014: Catrina Allen, Nikko Locastro
  • 2013: Catrina Allen, Devan Owens
  • 2012: Sarah Hokom, Nikko Locastro
  • 2011: Al Hermosillo
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