The King of the Hill was played at the Iron Hill Disc Golf Course in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday, April 15. Two rounds were played on the Gold layout in this PDGA sanctioned C-tier event with 58 disc golfers coming out to compete and it was defending champion Steve Braud of Blue Bell, Pa., who became the King of the Hill once again in 2012 with a final score of 5-under par.
Braud was the winner of the One & Done back in February as well. He was followed at second place by Devin Frederick of Hellertown, Pa.,scoring 3-under par. Frederick won the previous weekend's 2nd Annual KenCrest Cares Classic and in March he was the winner of The Kiltlifter Open.
Finishing in a tie at third place was Mike Moser of Wilmington, Delaware, and Chris Howard of Arlington, Va., both with a final score of 1-under par. Moser captured the victory in Saturday's Roundabout at Marshallton, and he was also crowned champion in the difficult Patapsco Punisher this month.
Scoring 1-over par to finish in fifth place was Joe Mela of Bristol, Pa., while Tom Kim and Mike Karp followed in sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Melynda Apton of Pennfield, N.Y., won the open division for the women with a final score of 23-over par. She captured the victory at the Roundabout competing in the same division just the day before. She was followed in second place once again by Becky Sonnheim of Haddonfield, N.J., scoring 30-over par. She was the winner of the Philly Open and the Loriella Challenge just last month.
The masters division win went to Joe Pelchat of Fairfax, Va.,with a final score of 4-over par. Pelchat captured the victory in the Loriella Challenge competing in the grandmasters division in March.
Brandon Napier of Baltimore, Md.,won a tight race in the advanced division in overtime after both he and Dave Winward of Wilmington, Delaware, finished with a score of 7-over par. Mike Tolbert of Newark, Delaware, captured third place scoring 10-over par, while Dustin Leatherman of Souderton, Pa., and Darrell Zimmerman of Lititz, Pa., both scored 12-over par to finish in a tie at fourth place.
Sandahl Parrish of Philadelphia won the division for the women scoring 44-over par.
Finally, it was Jordan Winward of Wilmington who captured the win in the intermediate division with a final score of 19-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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