Brother Avery Jenkins takes third in open men’s division

Capitola resident and pro disc golfer Valarie Jenkins shot a 1-under 241 through four rounds to win the women’s open division of the G&L Clothing Challenge in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday.

Jenkins shot 60 in the first round and 64 in the second round, but she dropped into the 50s, shooting 58 and 59 to close out the tournament and secure the $540 prize. Texas’ Des Reading was second with a 6-over 248 and Arizona’s Catrina Allen was third with a 10-over 252.

“This the back-to-back marathon tournament week! Just finished Des Moines Challenge 4 courses in 2 days, and now gearing up for KC 5 courses in 3 days.. but getting in some good relaxation for Memorial day!” Jenkins posted to Facebook and Twitter on Monday morning.

Jenkins’ brother Avery also had a strong outing. The 2009 world champion took third in the open men’s division, shooting a 35-under 207 to take home $680. Florida’s Paul McBeth won with a 40-under 202.

Jenkins’ partner Nate Doss, the defending world champ also from Capitola,  placed fourth in that division, shooting a 28-under 214 for a $545 prize.

Results included in this report are from the Professional Disc Golf Association website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets