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Base Camp Open sees clear skies and impressive play

I think it has rained, I mean poured, everyday for the last month. But it held off all day for the third annual Base Camp Open disc golf tournament (BCO), Saturday, July 6. The big concern was how the course would hold-up with all the rain and the full house of golfers. After the first round, it was clear that everything was going to be just fine.

The BCO is a double points event. There are people playing for GMDGC points (Green Mountain Disc Golf Club) points as well as NEFA points (New England Flying Association). NEFA members are the largest group of disc golfers in New England and are chasing points to go to larger events such as the New England and National championships. Therefore, this event attracts quality golfers looking to improve their overall points.

What many participants did not expect was how awesome the Base Camp Outfitters members would play.

There was some complaining about the possibility of our septic system backing-up but, no, that was just me stinking up the place with my poor play. But hey, it's not about me anyway but rather the top dogs who slayed it on Saturday!

The AM 1 division, the largest and most competitive division, contained three Base Camp Outfitters members in the top four after the morning round. Tundji led with a great score of 50 followed by Pat McGinn with a 52 and then Wes McNeill's 54. These scores would have tied the top pros as we had the top pros in New England playing! After the final round Tundji and Pat were tied for first place. Pat was down three shots and strung together three birdies on his last holes to force a playoff with Tundji. In the end Tundji claimed first, Pat second and Wes held onto third. Dave Lavoie finished in the top ten taking eighth.

The AM 2 division is always a battle as well. Steve Kelly's son will be happy to know that daddy took it down. This is Steve's first serious tournament and he won his division by two shots. Congratulations to all BCO players for doing a great job representing BCO, I guess all that Sunday league play has paid off!

Sunday league had much of the same with our top players taking top honors. Pat got a little revenge on Tundji and regained the number one tag knocking Spencer down to second. Even though Spencer drops one number he is the only member to defend the one tag for close to three weeks. Sunday league is starting to gain even more momentum. If you are interested in joining us, first round starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Second round is always a doubles round heading out around 1 p.m. The course is in great shape regardless of the rain so come on out and join us.

Weekly lingo: "Taco," when your disc hits a tree so hard it deforms it into a taco shape.

Top Ten Leaderboard
1- Pat M
2- Spencer
3- Mike L
4- Brain
5- Wes
6- Jeremy
7- Steve K
8- Tundji
9- Dave L
10- Nuge