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
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
3- Mike L
7- Steve K
9- Dave L