Tattar Continues to Dominate in Round 2 of Champions Cup
The second round of the Champions Cup, the first pro disc golf major of the year, saw Kristin Tattar extend her lead, remaining bogey-free through two rounds at W.R. Jackson. Tattar shot a hot round of -7 for the second consecutive day, extending her lead to 5 strokes. She now leads the event in strokes gained tee-to-green and putting, according to UDisc.
Lead Card Round 3
Catrina Allen, with a 6-under round, successfully scrambled six times and went 100% from C1X, jumping into solo second place. Allen also had a bogey-free round, with a -6 (-11 overall). Kat Mertsch and Hailey King maintained their positions on the lead card, scoring -2 (-9 overall) and -2 (-8 overall), respectively.
Anniken Steen made the biggest move of the day, skyrocketing 14 spots to T13. Kristin Tattar’s bogey-free streak now spans an impressive 53-straight holes, making it the longest streak of the 2023 season. Tattar’s overall stats are equally remarkable: 12.26 strokes gained tee-to-green, 6.74 strokes gained putting, and an average event rating of 1017 at the halfway point.
Holyn Handley, who shone during the first round, finished the second round on a rough note with a bogey on Hole 17 and a double bogey on Hole 18. Hole 17 proved to be the hardest hole of the round, averaging +0.66 over par with no birdies.
Can She Finish?
UDisc currently gives Kristin Tattar a 94% chance of winning the Champions Cup. This comes after her Round 1 performance, where she shot a -9, tying her best score to par on the season. Tattar’s fellow competitors will need to step up their game to close the gap and challenge her dominance.
As the first major of the year continues, all eyes will be on Tattar, who seems poised to take home the title. However, with talented players like Catrina Allen and Kat Mertsch not far behind, anything can happen in the thrilling world of disc golf. Spectators can expect a nail-biting conclusion to this year’s Champions Cup.