Razorback Classic Recap - Apr 5th, 2011
Disc Golf Monkey made an unexpected stop in Fayetteville, Arkansas this past Saturday, on the U of A Razorback campus. The U of A Disc Golf Club, asked the Monkey to help run the event because of some merchandise issues (having to do with logo permission). The opportunity to help the U of A Disc Golf Club Team was gladly excepted and was an overwhelming success! Ryan Black, the club president, said, “...I would have to say that this Razorback Classic was likely our best tournament and turnout.”! For this I am thankful to all of the 69 players who came to play. Thank you to each of you who supported the club in the Raffle as well! The U of A thanks you as they prepare and head to the Collegiate Disc Golf Championship!
The record field of 69 players was a surprise to most. Speaking briefly with Ryan on Monday the estimation was around 50. There were several Pro players including 9 Open and 5 Pro Masters. The rest were in the Amateur divisions splitting up into Advanced, Intermediate, and Rec. The day was near perfect with temperature in the mid to upper 70's with a gentle breeze. The divisions leaders battled in a very tight race in most divisions with several ties! Winners of the 2011 Arkansas Razorback Open were: Teresa Duff (Adv Women), Kevin Jones (Adv), Roberto Hernandez & Joseph Brandenburger (Int Tie), Arnulfo Manjarrz, Daniel Kuhen, and Jamie Hernandez (Rec), Joe Huss (Grand Masters), Jose Mendoza (Pro Masters), and the Monkey himself, Russ Burns (Open). Congratulations to all of you!
With over $900 in merchandise being fronted/donated to the event by DGM, and a few hundred more being donated by players, the U of A collected the amount they needed for their funds to be matched by the school. The Razorback Raffle, partial entry fees, and half the Ace Pot brought in the donation. Thank you for supporting the Razorback Classic. On behalf of the U of A Disc Golf Club and the Disc Golf Monkey we say THANK YOU and hope to see all of you next year!
The Results are posted and can be seen on the Tournaments tab, under the Past Results section.