We had the opportunity to enjoy the game of the leading card when, suddenly, an alert on the cell phone made us quickly return to the interview set: Scott Stokely had just set the hot round with -11, and only a lamppost that got in his way on the 18th hole prevented him from lowering his score even further! His genuine joy and his attitude towards Disc Golf are a good example for many players who were probably not born when he was already associated with the PDGA in 1986…
Two other players matched his round: Joona Jeinänen, who continues to suffer from his tendency to have less competitive first rounds, and the leader, also from Finland, Daniel Davidsson, who improved yesterday’s round by one stroke (he himself pointed out that the weather conditions were perfect) and who was very calm for tomorrow’s round but warned that the 3-stroke lead he has is not enough to play conservatively and that he will attack again. It is worth noting that he remains bogey-free after two rounds.
We checked Jesse Nieminen’s card, and the back nine was completely blue, with nine birdies in a row that propel him to the second position! Don’t miss his video interview in which he confirms that it’s not that he was slow to “warm up” but that the design of the holes in the second half of the course favored his style of play, as well as some considerations about the design of the course.
And tied with him to close an exciting lead card for tomorrow, we find one of the favorites: the Estonian Albert Tamm, who continues to delight fans with his high power and repeated the famous Eagle on the 18th hole that circulates the social media with a drive close to 180 meters and that no less than 10 players have achieved today! Sometimes, even a birdie can make you lose a stroke to your rivals.
And the third player tied with -18 is also the Estonian Mauri Villmann, who repeated his score from yesterday and who achieved a perfect 100% in putting C1X (between 3.3 and 10 m).
Nothing is decided yet. See you tomorrow in Mäetaguse for the final round of PDGA Euro Tour Lone Star Disc Alutaguse Open!
Photo: Mauri Levandi