Vibram presents the MAPLE HILL OPEN, JuNE 25-28, 2015
After opening the tournament with a red hot 43 (a course record by 3 strokes) in the first round, Kevin McCoy outlasted late charges from Mitch Sonderfan (NJ) and Jay Reading (IA). With three holes to play and leading Walter Haney (NC) by two, the MSDGC magic began to wend its way into the festivities. As Kevin faltered on hole 16 - missing a key birdie putt with Walter hitting his - and Walter completing the tie on hole 17 with a work horse three, the two would go into hole 18 tied for the lead.
In the Birdie Skins Qualifier, Kevin went out of bounds on the treacherous 18th at Maple Hill. In the Birdie Skins Qualifier playoff against Will Kriewald, Kevin went out of bounds again on Maple Hill's 18th hole. And earlier in the day, during the third round of play, Kevin would once again throw out of bounds on the 18th. Thus far Kevin's best score on the 18th was a circle five. Walter threes 18 in his sleep.
After Walter pegs his drive, the pressure is once again on Kevin to try and overcome Maple Hill's finishing island green - and this time he parks it, forcing a sudden death on the picturesque hole 1. After Walter's comeback short falls off left, Kevin's deuce on hole 1 completes the weekend and he celebrates in New England fashion by jumping into the pond. We welcome Kevin to the coveted Maple Pyramid!
Meanwhile, on the women's side, things were heating up as well. Des Reading had built a five stroke lead after day one, only to watch Valarie Jenkins wave it all away in the third round. Carrie "Burl" Berlogar also closed the gap to three and the race was on.
In the final round, Des managed to stay steady as Valarie and Burl slipped away. She would go on to win her second MSDGC title in a row. And is the only Pro Women's Champion to grace the Maple Pyramid.
2005 MSDGC DVD Trailer
The 2005 MSDGC was bigger and better in every way and the DVD fit that bill as well. More extras, extended round coverage, and a more impressive cast of players. We were proud to have the 2005 MSDGC DVD reviewed by DGReview as one of the best disc golf DVDs ever released. We have repressed these DVDs and they are available at the Vibram Open Store.