Disc golfers prepare for the Maricopa Open. Photos by Kyle Norby

More than 230 disc golf players from all over Arizona and around the country gathered in Maricopa for the annual Maricopa Open. The two-day tournament used the courses at Copper Sky Regional Park and Maricopa Meadows. The winner, taking home $1,270 was Adam Hammes of Wisconsin. He shot 32 under par. In second ($750) was Clint Calvin of California. In third was Cameron Messerschmidt, Nevada, who won $540.

The top Arizona finisher was Tucson’s Nick Newton, who won $350 by finishing fifth.

Maricopa players fared well in the master’s competitions. Jav Kowalski shot 12 under par to win the Pro Masters 50+ and $590. Sam Russ was fourth in the Pro Masters 40+ to win $190.

The tournament included professional and amateur players.


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