WKU Disc Golf Club holding tournament to fund trip to nationals


Arthur Trickett-Wile

A member of the WKU Disc Golf Club collects his disk from the basket.

Jake Moore, Content Editor

The WKU Disc Golf Club is holding a fundraiser tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Hobson Grove Park to finance the program’s trip to the College Disc Golf National Championship in Marion, North Carolina, on April 6-9th.

The program qualified for the 2020 National Championship but was unable to attend due to COVID-19. The program is looking to bring three teams of four to the tournament this year. 

According to Ryan Messenger, the team’s captain, the fundraising tournament is fully booked with 90 players. The event is a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned singles tournament with divisions including intermediate, recreational, novice and advanced.

Holes throughout the course can be sponsored for a fee of $25 and a raffle will be held following the competition. Entrants to the raffle do not have to be registered as players to purchase tickets. 

The first round is set to begin on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the second round starting at 12:45. A distance throwing competition will be held in between rounds which is open to players of all divisions.

The fundraiser may give WKU the opportunity to once more represent on the national level. The Hilltoppers hold an important distinction as the first college disc golf national champions, winning the crown back in 2007.

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