The Roundabout took place in Marshallton, Delaware, just outside Wilmington, on Saturday, April 14. This was Delaware Disc Golf's first PDGA event of 2012, also doubling as the fourth installment of the 302 series. This PDGA sanctioned B-tier event took place at the Carousel Park Disc Golf Course with 46 players taking part in the competition, and it was Mike Moser who emerged the winner of the men's open division with a final score of 3-under par.
Just last weekend Moser won the difficult Patapsco Punisher in Maryland, and he had numerous victories in 2011, including the Boulder Bash VIII and the Killens Fall Classic. Following in second place at just a stroke behind was Jerry Urban of Baltimore, Maryland, scoring 2-under par, while Mike Karp of Newark, Delaware came in with a final score of even par to capture third place and Peter Gyori of Bernardsville, New Jersey scored 2-over par to finish in fourth place.
In a three-way tie for fifth place were Tom Kim, Craig Gangloff and Erik Smith, all with a final score of 4-over par, while Nick Schneider and Jason Tiligadas finished in a tie for eighth place, both scoring 9-over par. In another tie at tenth place was Mark Spang and Nick Tiligadas, both coming in with a final score of 10-over.
Melynda Apton of Pennfield, New York captured the victory for the women in the open division scoring 16-over par. She was followed in second place by Becky Sonnheim of Haddonfield, New Jersey who was the winner of the Philly Open and the Loriella Challenge just last month, competing in the same division.
The masters division was dominated by Jimi McIlvain of Newark, Delaware, with a final score of 1-under par. Local player Jeff Sweetman followed in second place scoring 11-over par.
With three players finishing the advanced division with a final score of 10-over par, it was Karl Molitoris of Stafford Springs, Connecticut who emerged the winner in overtime. He had a victory in the Tully Lake Ice Damned in January. Doug Kauffman of Seaford, Delaware and Greg Middlemas of Newark, Delaware followed in second place.
The intermediate division win went to Kyle Estes of Smyrna, Delaware with a final score of 26-over par. Daniel Meers of Philadelphia captured second place scoring 29-over par while Kyle Cox followed in third place with a final score of 32-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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