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Mike Moser Captures the Victory in Disc Golf’s Tough Patapsco Punisher
The Patapsco Punisher took place in Marriottsville, Maryland on Saturday, April 7, where it lived up to its name as a very difficult challenge on the Patatapsco Valley State Park Disc Golf Course. With 72 disc golf players coming out to compete it was Mike Moser of Wilmington, Delaware who emerged the winner of the men's open division with a final score of 5-over par.
Moser had a number of victories in 2011, including the Boulder Bash VIII and the Killens Fall Classic, and he was the second place finisher at this event last year. Following in second place was the 2011 Patapsco Punisher champion, Craig Gangloff of Demascus, Maryland, with a final score of 12-over par.
Gangloff went on to capture another victory last year competing in the masters division at the Shenandoah Shag in Strasburg, Virginia.
Following in third place behind Moser, was Tom Kim of Silver Spring, Maryland at just a stroke behind scoring 13-over par. In a three-way tie for fourth place was Essential Discs' team member, Kevin Gleason of Salisbury, Maryland, John Gregory of Rockville, Maryland and Jerry Urban of Baltimore, Maryland, all scoring 14-over par.
In another tie at seventh place, was Ryan Lugo of Damascus, Maryland and Rob Smith of Parkville, Maryland, both coming in with a final score of 17-over par.
Joe Pelchat of Fairfax, Virginia captured the victory in the grandmasters division scoring 17-over par. He had a win in the same division last month at the Loriella Challenge. Waymon Peet of Elkridge, Maryland won the advanced division with a final score of 20-over par. He had several victories last year, including the Scarboro Scorcer and the Cordorus Autumn Open, competing in the same division.
Brandon Napier of Baltimore, Maryland followed Peet in second place in the advanced division at just a stroke behind scoring 21-over par, while Larry Pearce and Jerman Kramer both scored 23-over par to finish in a tie for third place.
The intermediate division ended in a tie for first place between Kyle Bisson of Frederick, Maryland and Jason Lloyd of Falls Church, Virgina, both scoring 32-over par. The pair battled it out for the victory in a two-hole playoff, with Bisson ultimately emerging as the winner. Matthew Kashima followed in third place, while Luke Morello and Bob Sivinski finished in a tie for fourth place with both scoring 35-over par.
Finally, it was Ryan Gossett of Bowie, Maryland, who won the recreational division with a final score of 44-over par.
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors on a great day of disc golf!
The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter or Twitter @kcdermody.
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