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  and Nashville’s Will Schusterick was third .
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