Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins won the women’s open division of the CSU Monterey Bay Otter Open — which was hosted by CSUMB’s disc golf club and sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association – in Seaside over the weekend.
Jenkins shot a 92 in the first round and a 93 in the second round. Her plus-13 total allowed her to easily dominate the field, beating second-place finisher Jessica Weese [plus-28] of Grass Valley and third-place finisher Antara de Bourbon [plus-55]. Jenkins earned $390 for her win.
“Long weekend of golf at the Otter Open! Good start to the season, and good wind golf warm-up for Vegas!” Jenkins posted on Twitter after her win.
In the men’s open division, the top Santa Cruz County finishers were Watsonville’s Myles Harding and Aptos’ Shasta Criss, who tied with Jeff Fae of San Francisco for 10th place. Harding and Criss both shot 10-under 162s and received $268 for their finishes. David Feldberg of Portland, Ore., was the men’s open winner with a 25-under 147 total, taking the $1,000 prize home.
Elsewhere in the Otter Open, Ohio’s Sharon Jenkins won the grandmaster women’s division uncontested with a 57-over 229, Oakland’s Kevin Couch won the grandmasters men’s division with a 10-under 162 and San Francisco’s Patrick Brown won the masters division with a 17-under 155.
From Feb. 11-12, when the Otter Open ran its amateur contests, Aptos resident Suzie Weigand was the sole division winner from Santa Cruz County. She shot 65 over for a 237 total in the advanced masters women’s division. For full amateur results, please visit the PDGA website.
The Vegas event Valarie Jenkins alluded to was the Gentlemen’s Club Challenge presented by DiscGolfValues.com, which is scheduled for this coming weekend, Feb. 25-26.
–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets