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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.

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.

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 resident Nate Doss, the 2011 World Disc Golf Champion, placed fourth the the PDGA-sanctioned Beaver State Fling tournament in Estacada, Ore., over the weekend.

Doss completed the event with a 22-under-par 215 total through four rounds, finishing just four throws behind winner Clae Leiviska of St. Paul. Tim Skellenger placed second at 25 under and Will Schusterick placed third at 23 under.

Capitola’s Avery Jenkins, who won the Sula Open in Norway the previous weekend, placed 14th with a 12-under 255.

Doss’ partner and Jenkins’ sister, Valarie Jenkins, placed third in the women’s open. She shot a 16-over 253. Catrina Allen won with a 249, and Paige Pierce was second with a 252.

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

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Capitola resident and professional disc golfer Valarie Jenkins dominated in the 17th Texas State Disc Golf Championships, a Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned event, at Tom Bass Park in Houston over the weekend.

She led the open women’s division through three rounds, steadily four or more shots ahead of the competition. She shot 58-55-76 for a 3-over 189 total — 15 shots better than the next closest competitor. Des Reading of Wimberly, Texas, placed second with an 18-over and Catrina Allen of Phoenix took third place with a 19-over total.

“Proud of how strong I played this weekend at the Texas State Championship and even more happy my knee held up for the 60 holes!” Jenkins posted on Twitter and Facebook on Sunday. “I gotta say I’m really looking forward to a tournament without the crazy wind!”

Jenkins earlier injured her knee when she won the Memorial Championship.

She earned $500 for her finish in the Texas tournament. This is her fourth tournament victory in a row.

Jenkins’ partner and defending world champion Nate Doss tied for third in the men’s open for a $468 prize. He shot a 17-under 169 through three rounds to land four shots off winner Cale Leiviska of St. Paul, Minn.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

Professional disc golf player Carrie Berloger, a UC Santa Cruz alumna, had a tough first round in the Professional Disc Golfers Association-sanctioned St. Patrick’s Classic in Orangevale over the weekend and it cost her in the long run.

Berloger threw a 59 in the first round to start things off five back of the leader and eventual Women’s Open winner Anni Kremi of Richmond. Berloger gave a valiant effort through the remaining two rounds, but wasn’t able to make up the deficit. She finished with a 8-over 197 total to Kremi’s 7-over 196 total.

Berloger earned $280 for her finish. Kremi earned $410.

The Men’s Open winner was hometown disc golfer Derek Billings. He shot a 24-under 165 and took home $1,155.
— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

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, which is scheduled for this coming weekend, Feb. 25-26.

–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets

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