North Ark Recap - May 13th, 2024

The 12th Annual North Ark Open was an amazing day of beautiful sunny skies, an immaculate well maintained course, a multitude of playoffs to win, and a full field of competitors!

First and foremost, a big thank you to the sponsor of this tournament: Elephant & Castle (we missed you Doug Bowen)

Also a big shout out of thanks to our tour sponsors who continue to make the DGM Tour a success each year:
Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

A special thank you to Matt Bell, Director Explore Harrison, who has been the leading supporter in keeping this tournament a big success. He has continued to help grow our sport and many others. You are the best Matt!

Also, a big thank you to Rick Gilmore who donated a four wheeler to be used to aid in water refills and tournament set up.

Thank you to Team Monkey: Kevin Carder, Dasun Keylor, Kyle Mcclure, Ian Boyer, Justin Hair, Jonathon Chambless, and Ashley Lucas for all your help. I appreciate all the support!

There were 100 players that came out to compete in this tournament and 13 divisions were represented.

First place results in each division are listed below:

MPO- Andrew Presnell -29
FPO- Jana Booth -1
MP40- Corey Riley -11
MP50- Dan Newlin -7
MA1- Justin Knuckles -9
FA1- Itzy Castorena +8
MA40- David Anderson -4
MA50- Tim Wilson -12
MA60- Shawn Tompkins +6
MA70- Michael McCallum
MA2- Neil Seaman -6
MA3- Ian Boyer -9
FJ18- Addy Carder +94

Full results can be found at the link below:

There were some crazy high rated rounds, and several playoffs to decide who would be named the winner at this tournament!

The hottest round of the day definitely goes to Andrew Presnell, who recently won the Champions Cup in Illinois, and shot a 1043 in Round 1 and a 1044 in Round 2! Andrew definitely was on fire throughout the tournament! Congratulations Andrew on your well earned victory!

In MP40:
There was a fierce three way playoff for first place between Corey Riley, Chris Goodman, and Dasun Keylor in the MP40 Division. After one playoff hole, Corey Riley took first place with a great drive and 20 foot putt for birdie. Congratulations Corey on the win!

In MA1:
Tyler Northrip and Justin Knuckles tied for first and battled through 4 holes before a winner was declared. That was no easy feat after a 40 Hole day of competition! In the end, Justin Knuckles claimed the victory! Congratulations Justin on the win! Despite having not won first place, Tyler Northrip decided to throw one more hole after the tournament was over, and ended the day with an Ace just for fun!

In MA2:
Nathan Huffman and Neil Seaman had to playoff for 1st place to decide the winner of MA2 after yet another tied finish. After one hole Neil came out on top as the winner! Congratulations Neil Seaman on your first place finish!

In MA50:
In the fourth tie of the day Toby Rector and Tim Wilson tied for 1st place in their division. It only took one hole of play for the winner to be determined! Congratulations Tim Wilson on your win!

Congratulations to all players who cashed in the tournament!

Congratulations to our CTP winners:
Unbranded CTP Hole 5- Russ Burns MP40
MVP Only Hole 6b- James Hanna MA50
Full Turn CTP Hole 7b- Kevin Carder MA40
Prodigy Only Hole 17- David Anderson MA40

Also, Congratulations to the big raffle winner disc golf monkey basket Jeff Ford!

Ace Hits:
There were no official Ace Pot winners today, but Clinton Carson in the MA2 Division had a lucky shot Ace on Hole 18 in Round 1 (off the tree). Unfortunately, he was not in on the Ace Pot, but still congratulations on the Ace! There was $260 in the Ace pot. So 1/2 will go to EDGE and 1/2 will be rolled over making Dragon Ridge’s Ace Pot start at $130!

I hope to see you all May 25th at The 7th Annual Dragon Ridge Open in Camdenton!

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