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October 26, 2014

Disc golf tournament starts up in Childersburg

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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:56 pm

Samford’s Cole Limbaugh set a course record to take the lead in the second round of the River Run Disc Golf Open Championship in Childersburg. Limbaugh shot a course record 20 under par to sit atop the leader board. Limbaugh recorded eagles on all par five holes.

Jacob Ozment is in second place after shooting 16 under par. Dosson Stubblefield moved up the leader board three spots after shooting an 11 under Tuesday. For the tournament, he is at 16 under par. Reeves Brashear came on strong Tuesday as he moved up three sports to fourth place. The rising freshman at Southern Union shot a 14-under.

Colby Brashear is in fifth place, Josh Humber is in sixth place and Michael Duff is in seventh place.

Ozment led the opening round of the championship on Monday. This is the inaugural River Run Disc Golf tournament, which was created by Limbaugh, Stubblefield and Ozment. The players are asking for donations to go toward ovarian cancer awareness and eating disorder awareness.

Ozment shot a 51, which was good for 15 under par. Limbaugh is in second place with a 52 and he is at 14 under par. Colby Brashear is in third place with a 59, and he’s at 7 under par. Samford’s Limbaugh was pleased with his performance.

“It was a good day,” Limbaugh said after the first day of the tournament. “I was hoping to get to 15  under, because I knew Jacob was going to shoot around there. We play together a lot, so I was going for 15, but I threw a couple of Frisbees short today to keep at 14-under. This is something that we have done since high school. About two weeks ago we decided to have tournament and hang out with guys you don’t get to see a lot.”

According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, disc golf is a game in which a disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the hole. The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a pole hole, an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive throw from the spot where the previous throw landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes in and around the fairways provide challenging obstacles for the golfer. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed. Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations of traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway.

The tournament continues today at 5:45 p.m. in the River Run neighborhood of Childersburg.

Contact LaVonte Young at lyoung@dailyhome.com.

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