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Aptos resident Shasta Criss matched his best finish of the year as he also matched James Proctor in the San Francisco Safari disc golf tournament, a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned B-tier event, in the Golden Gate Park Disc Golf Course over the weekend.

Criss and Proctor, Rohnert Park, each threw 13-under 122 totals to finish behind winner Danny Kerfeld of San Francisco and runner-up Gregg Barsby of Grass Valley, who each shot 121s.

Criss’ previous third-place finish was in the Coyote Classic in October.

Results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins placed second in the open women’s division of the Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned Players Cup tournament, also known as the World Match Play Championships, in Dripping Springs, Texas, last weekend.

Phoenix’s Catrina Allen won the final round 7 and 6, according to the event’s results page.

Jenkins “struggled to find her putting stroke in the strong Texas winds” against Allen in the final round, according to the event’s website.

Also from Capitola, Nate Doss tied for ninth and Avery Jenkins tied for 21st in the men’s open.

Capitola resident Nate Doss placed 16th as the top professional disc golfer from Santa Cruz County in the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, S.C., last weekend.

Through four rounds, Doss finished with a 28-under 244 for a $1,090 prize.

Will Schusterick of Nashville won the event and $7,500 with a 48-under 224 and a two-throw lead over the next closest finisher.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Capitola’s Avery Jenkins tied with four others for 32nd after throwing a 15-under 257 through four rounds [$825], and Aptos’ Shasta Criss, who the previous week won the Faultline Classic at DeLaveaga, placed 44th with a 5-under 267, also through four rounds.

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

Capitola residents Nate Doss and Avery Jenkins are at the United State Disc Golf Championship in South Carolina this weekend. This is a video Doss put together in which he talks about the excitement and pressures of playing in the tournament. Check out his YouTube channel here.

Aptos resident and professional disc golfer Shasta Criss won the open division of the Faultline Classic, a PDGA-sanctioned event in its 22nd year, at Delaveaga Disc Golf Course in Santa Cruz over the weekend.

Following 11 Professional Disc Golf Association events, Criss earned his first win of the year with three throws separating him and second-place finisher Tony Tran, also of Aptos. Criss sat in fourth place after throwing an 86 in the first round, where Tran threw a 78, but Criss rebounded with a 75 in the second round and a 36 in the final round.

Criss finished with a 4-under 197 total and Tran followed with a 1-under 200. Gregg Barsby of Grass Valley took third at even [201].

Winners of other divisions were as follows: Jason Tyra [Grass Valley] in the masters with a 2-over 203, Doug Werner [Fremont] in the grandmasters with a 3-over 177, and Jessica Weese [Grass Valley] as the only entrant in the open women with a 27-over 201.

Results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins finished in fifth place at the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned event, in Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 23.

Jenkins threw a 5-under 292 over five rounds for a $950 prize.

Catrina Allen of  Phoenix became the new national champion with a 14-under 283, taking home a $3,160 prize. Paige Pearce of Plano, Texas, took second, also with a 14-under 283, for a $2,100 prize; and Sarah Hokom of Caldwell, Idaho, took third with a 10-under 287 for a $1,500 prize.

Results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

Check out some photos from the event here.

Capitola’s Nate Doss takes 9th in men’s open

Capitola resident and pro disc golfer Valarie Jenkins finished just one throw off winner Catrina Allen in the women’s open division of the PDGA-sanctioned Vibram Open at Maple Hill in Leicester, Mass., on Sunday.

Both Jenkins and Sarah Hokom of Caldwell, Idaho, threw 66s in the final round to land at 23-over 263 for the tournament. Allen of Phoenix won the event with a 64 in the final round [262 total].

“Yup.. lost by 1 stroke, again.” Jenkins tweeted after the event.

Most recently, Jenkins missed out on a win by one stroke in the world championships.

Jenkins’ partner Nate Doss also competed, taking ninth in the open men’s division with a 14-under 226 over four rounds. Jenkins’ brother Avery Jenkins took 21st overall [235], and Aptos disc golfer Shasta Criss placed 35th [246]. Cale Leiviska of St. Paul, Minn., won with a 215.

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

Capitola resident and pro disc golfer Avery Jenkins placed third, while Aptos resident Shasta Criss took fifth, in the 38th annual Rochester Flying Disc Open in New York over the weekend.

Ricky Wysocki of South Carolina won the PDGA-sanctioned event, throwing a 23-under 174 through four rounds at the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club.

Dave Feldberg of Oregon was second with a 20-under 177, Jenkins threw a 178, Eric McCabe of Kansas threw a 179, and Criss rounded out the top five with a 183.

Results included in this report are preliminary and considered unofficial. They are from the Professional Disc Golf Association website, where they will later be finalized.

According to his Facebook, Jenkins will next play in the Vibram Open.

Professional disc golfer and Capitola resident Valarie Jenkins placed second in the PDGA’s World Disc Golf Championships in Charlotte, N.C., missing the international title by just one throw over the weekend.

Jenkins, who also finished second at last year’s worlds, shot a 24-under 404 through the eight-round tournament. She placed behind champion Sarah Hokom [25-under 403] of Caldwell, Idaho, but ahead of third-place finisher Catrina Allen of Phoenix.

“Like the ESPN commercial I keep seeing.. “If losing didn’t hurt so bad, winning wouldn’t feel as good” #1strokefromvictory” Jenkins tweeted later.

Capitola’s Nate Doss, the defending men’s world champ, placed seventh in his division with a 65-under 374 through seven rounds. Only four players make the final round.

Paul McBeth of Clearwater, Fla., became the new world champ with an 83-under 387 through eight rounds. Richard Wysocki of Fort Mill, S.C., was second [392] and Nashville’s Will Schusterick was third [396].

Aptos’ Shasta Criss placed 24th overall with a 43-under 396 and Avery Jenkins, Valarie Jenkins’ brother, tied for 39th with a 37-under 402.

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

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Capitola residents Nate Doss, the defending disc golf world champion, and Valarie Jenkins placed in the top five of their respective divisions in the Stockholm Discgolf Open over the weekend after first missing their flight out of the United States.

Doss was fourth in the men’s open, shooting a 17-under 235; and Jenkins was second in the women’s open, shooting a 20-over 272. Nashville’s Will Schusterick won the men’s open, which had 160 competitors, with a 24-under 228. Texas’ Paige Pierce won the women’s open, which had 12 competitors, with a 12-over 264.

Capitola’s Avery Jenkins, Valarie’s brother, landed in a four-way tie for 10th in the men’s open with a 10-under 242.

Doss and Jenkins missed their flight from New York on June 24 and eventually left the country June 25, according to their Twitter feeds, and Doss went straight to the course upon arrival.

The Stockholm Discgolf Open was a Professional Disc Golf Association event, running from June 28-July 1, and results included in this report are from the PDGA website.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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