Capitola resident and pro disc golf player Valarie Jenkins, the runner-up for the 2011 World Championships, stoked her hot streak for another win — this one coming at the Memorial Championship presented by Discraft in Scotsdale, Ariz., on Saturday.
Jenkins, whose skill has earned her two wins in the last month — at the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge in Las Vegas and at Cal State Monterey Bay’s Otter Challenge — shot 58-59-62-63 to finish with a 10-over 242 in the Memorial. She had a three stroke lead over runner-up Catrina Allen of Pheonix.
With the win came a $1,300 prize, and an unfortunate side effect, Jenkins announced Monday via Twitter.
Jenkins apparently injured her knee, saying on Facebook, “Thought I would come out of the Memorial without injuring myself, but it seems that I’m back to the stupid knee brace again! Looks like a new follow-through needs to happen to allow me to play this game for my future. Hard to change up a routine I’ve been working on all my life.”
Other top Santa Cruz County finishers were Jenkins’ brother Avery, who placed fourth among men by shooting 52-52-49-48 for a 31-under 201 total, and her partner Nate Doss, who placed seventh by shooting 52-47-53-51 for a 29-under 203. Avery takes home $1,550 for his finish and Doss takes home $1,300.
“The Memorial is all over… Did not play as well as I would like but sometimes you just dont have it. Great groups all week!” Doss, the defending world champion, tweeted earlier today.
–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.
Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 11:30 a.m. March 4, 2012.