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Steve Rico Crowned Champion at Disc Golf’s One Nite Stand in Tujunga, CA
The One Nite Stand took place in Tujunga, Calfornia at the Verdugo Hills Disc Golf Course on March 10, 2012. With 80 disc golf players taking part in this PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event, it was Steve Rico of Sylmar, California who was crowned champion in the open division with a final score of 19-under par.
Rico was the winner of the Ice Bowl in Paradise held in January, and had several victories in 2011, including the So Cal Series Championships and the Cannon Ball Run. Following in second place with a final score of 16-under par was Bobby Musick of Whittier, California. Musick was the winner of the Shark Tooth Open last November and the El Dorado Flight 2011.
At third place was Chris Traven of Redondo Beach, California, scoring 14-under par, while Bert McIntee came in at fourth place with a score of 12-under par, and at fifth place there was a three-way tie between Randy Saab, Johnny Tompkins and Kyle Eckmann, all scoring 10-under par.
Alex Sardelish, Kyle Hughes and AJ Risley rounded out the top ten coming in at eighth, ninth and tenth place respectively.
Dan Duron was the winner in the masters division with a final score of 13-under par, with Jerry Goff of Apple Valley, California coming in at second place scoring 10-under par. The advanced division victory went to Rahim Dhalla of North Richland Hills, Texas with a final score of 4-under par, with Steve Valencia of Los Angeles, California finishing at just a stroke behind scoring 3-under par.
The advanced masters division winner was Roger Snider of Los Angeles, with a final score of 2-under par. He was followed by Robert Arzate of Orcutt, California at just a stroke behind scoring 1-under par. In the advanced grandmasters division it was John Babin of who took the victory with a score of 2-over par, while Dale Ventress followed in second scoring 5-over par and Jeffrey Brown took third place with a score of 12-over par.
Ben Neely of Santa Monica, California captured the victory in the intermediate division with a final score of 4-under par, followed by Brian Newmark of Glendale, California in second place scoring 1-under par.
Finally, the recreational division winner was Bryson Williams of Santa Barbara, California while Steven Rienhard won the novice division scoring at even 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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