The Tru Line Customs-Showdown at Lava Creek was held at the Lava Creek Disc Golf Course in Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This PDGA sanctioned C-tier event saw 85 disc golfers come out to compete on a beautiful day in northern California.
It was Ray Johnson of Grass Valley, Calif., who emerged with yet another victory in the open division with a final score of 19-under par.
Johnson already has two wins in 2012, capturing the victory in both the Sierra Tahoe Series Opener earlier this month and the Rain or Shine Pro-Am in February. Following Johnson in second place was the winner of last month's Cabin Fever Frenzy, Shawn Bryars of Nevada City, Calif., with a final score of 15-under.
Jere Eshelman of Penn Valley, Calif. captured third place at just a stroke behind Bryars, scoring 14-under par. Eshelman had a victory at January's Ice Bowl in Grass Valley. Following in a three-way tie at fourth place was David Madruga of Auburn, Calif., Gregg Barsby of Grass Valley and Mike Loya, also of Grass Valley, all scoring 13-under par.
Shaun Long of Grass Valley captured seventh place with a final score of 9-under par, and in another tie at eighth place was Rian Messerschmidt, Greg Chapp and Ken Halvorson, all scoring 7-under par.
Kathryn Collins was the winner for the women in the open division with a final score of 4-over par, while Dawn Lenhart and Kristine King followed in a tie for second place, both scoring 6-over par.
Matt House of Grass Valley was the advanced division winner with a final score of 13-under par, with Kyle Normand of Citrus Heights, Calif., following in second place, scoring 10-under par. Matt Bell of Nevada City came in at third place at just a stroke behind with a final score of 9-under par. Renee Allen of Grass Valley won the advanced division for the women, scoring 27-over par.
The advanced masters division ended in a tie for first place between Chris Carpenter of Grass Valley and Carlos Chavez of Chico, Calif., both finishing with a final score of 1-under par.
Ron Cremo of Chico captured the victory in the advanced grandmasters division, scoring 3-over par, and it was Jay Neels of Orangevale, Calif., who won the intermediate division with a final score of 7-under par. Kristen Kirkland of Reno, Nevada, was the winner for the women in the intermediate division, scoring 29-over par.
Finally, Amanda Arnall of Pinole, Calif., won the recreational division, Serjio Castaneda won the novice division, Marcus Hinson won the under-19 boys division, and Nicholas St. John won the under-13 boys division.
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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