3 Tied At Lead For Putting Crown
25 putts in a row is the score to beat after three players achieved that Wednesday during the first round of the putting competition.
Ross Brandt, of St. Paul, Minn., J.D. Ramirez, of Sachse, Texas, and Paul Ulibarri, of Showlow, Ariz., all qualified.
Qualifying took place near the players’ reception area where a 10-rung rope ladder was laid out in front of a basket. Players were asked to sink as many putts without missing from each rung of the ladder, up and back down the rungs and possibly back up again depending how hot they were putting. The disc golfers could retry as many times as they wanted.
Many could hit 10 in a row, but more than that was rare. Some competitors spent the better part of an hour trying to crack the record.
Qualification will continue until Saturday when finals will take place at the clubhouse.