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Morristown set to host state disc golf championships next weekend

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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Morristown will showcase its three top rated disc golf courses as it hosts more than 100 players for a competitive weekend of disc golf.

 Tennessee State Disc Golf Champions will be crowned in a dozen divisions as players from across Tennessee as well as a numerous states and Australia compete in the Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event on June 8-9.

 In addition, one Tennessee resident will win the right to represent the state at the United States Disc Golf Open based on performance ratings.

 Morristown and Hamblen County opened two championship level courses last year in preparation for this event, making the community a disc golf destination year around with the excellent park facilities.

 The three HB Clark Signature Design courses present unique shot challenges that will test all skill levels of disc golf. Kiwanis Disc Golf Course is a short wooded course requiring technical shots, Cherokee Disc Golf Course is long more open requiring power off the tees, and Rotary Disc Golf Course will require accurate long tee shots to set up a look at the pin.

 Play starts Saturday, June 8, at 9 a.m. at Cherokee Park. Players will play all three courses during the two rounds Saturday and one round Sunday morning, then the Final 9 holes for the top players in each division will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cherokee Park.

 The public is invited to attend and watch Knoxville native Will Schusterick, one of the top rated players in the World Rankings battle Kingsport’s Tim Owston, who holds the course record at Rotary Park in the Pro Open Division, which is playing for a cash pot of more than $3,000.

 Event headquarters will be at Cherokee Park, with staff on hand to answer questions and direct spectators to the best viewing locations.