June 6 at park
For the second year in a row, Mason Ford of Harlingen won the men’s professional open division of the fourth-annual Mayhem in Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, held at Uvalde Memorial Park on June 6.
The event was hosted by the Uvalde Disc Golf Association in cooperation with Bill and Ted’s Awesome Disc Golf Adventures and drew 75 disc golfers from Austin, San Antonio and other South Texas areas to participate in the two-round 18-hole tournament.
Ford, a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, had back-to-back rounds of 44 for a 20-under par performance.
Other winners included Mando Flores of Buda, who won the men’s professional over-40 division; Nick Osborne of New Braunfels, who won the men’s professional over-50 division; Keith Mundine of San Antonio, who won the men’s amateur over-40 division; Craig Fraser of Corpus Christi, men’s amateur over-50; Johnathon Martinez, men’s amateur two; Joe Rosemond of Cibolo, men’s amateur three; and Dee Williams, women’s amateur division.
“The UDGA would also like to pass along that we received many positive comments from out-of-town participants about how much they enjoyed the course in Memorial Park and the town and community of Uvalde,” said David R. Scheel, president of the Uvalde Disc Golf Association.
The tournament was originally scheduled for May 9 and was to be a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scheel said the PDGA canceled all sanctioned events in March and have only recently begun holding sanctioned events again.
“While the Uvalde event was not sanctioned by the PDGA this go-around the event was held following the same rules and guidelines used during those events,” Scheel said. “This event was also held with the health of all involved in the tournament in mind. Social distancing was practiced by participants and no group meetings/award ceremonies were held.”
Tournament participants began arriving in Uvalde during the week of June 1 to get in practice rounds prior to the June 6 contest. Participants stayed in local hotels and at Chalk Bluff, enjoying the local rivers.
The Uvalde association held a prize drawing, assigning participants numbers which were then chosen by a random number generator application. Scheel said funds raised are to be used to benefit the UDGA for future improvements to the city-owned disc golf course.
Scheel invited anyone looking for fellow players to schedule a game, or looking for mini tournament dates visit the FaceBook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/378785308828985.