Las Vegas Challenge 2022 Round 1 FPO Recap

Las Vegas Challenge Round 1

The Infinite Discs Course is the shortest course this weekend but fairly technical with all the OB and hazards. The players also had to contend with a ripping wind and challenging greens. The players that managed to keep the disc low and in-bounds were rewarded with great scores.


Here is your top 10th through 5th place after round 1:

Hope Brown

Hope Brown (-3) certainly made a splash at her first round of her first DGPT event. She is the 2019 u15 Junior Girls champion. She shot an impressive three under par with two bogeys. At the end of round one she is currently in a seven-way tie for seventh place. She is definitely someone to keep your eye on in the 2022 season.

Natalie Ryan

It looks Natalie Ryan (-6) finds herself tied for third and in the ire of some disc golf fans today. To say the live chat on YouTube was a dumpster fire would win understatement of the year and we’re only in February. For those of you who don’t know Natalie Ryan is a transgender disc golfer playing in the FPO field. To be absolutely clear, she is following all the rules of the PDGA and is doing nothing wrong. There is a brand-new medical subcommittee looking at the rules for transgender athletes playing in the FPO field. I would expect changes coming for the 2023 season but I don’t know what those will look like or what would be considered fair. She had an early lead until she took an 8 on hole 8 and a 5 on hole eighteen. Overall, she shot a respectable six under on the day putting her in the 4th spot on the lead card.

Kristin Tattar

Kristin Tattar (-6), also tied for third, looked a little off in her round today. An errant shot on hole 10, lead Tattar into the hazard bunker short of the pin. Fortunately, she was able to save par from the bunker. Her UDisc card was absent of any orange markings, however she only birdied 6 of the holes out there. She had 10 circle 2 looks but was only able to convert on 1 of them. What really saved her was her C1X which was 80% and 12th best on the day.

Catrina Allen

Taking the second spot on the lead card and tied for first is Catrina Allen (-8). Allen had some absolutely fantastic drives. She managed to hit the bunker on hole 13, skip out, and park the hole. She stayed in-bounds through all 18 holes though she carded 2 bogies. Her first bogie was on hole 9 where she a circle edge putt but made the tap-in. On hole 17 she carded her second bogie.

Paige Pierce

Sitting atop the lead card and co-leader is Paige Pierce (-8). She managed to keep her card bogie free this round; incredibly impressive given the OB and hazards on this course. The only time she found Ob was on hole three but managed to save the par with a long circle 1 look.


The FPO lead card will feature Natalie Ryan, Kristin Tattar, Catrina Allen, and Paige Pierce teeing off at 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern.

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