Discs were flying at Lee Fong Park in Weaverville last weekend for the 299 Shootout Disc Golf Tournament.

It was obvious at the start that there were a lot of competitors, but by the time everyone was divided up, it seemed a record had been set.

“We had our largest turnout ever,” said Trinity Links board member Angela Childers. “This is our 7th semi-annual. [We have] 70 players, and we nearly maxed out.” Childers explained that the maximum allowance for the 18-hole course is four people per hole/net, for which the tournament was just two people short.

Players started in groups on every hole of the course and simultaneously moved in rotation around the entire park.

Lee Fong is a challenging course, with many nets on steep hills. Sometimes when a disc hit the ground just feet from the hole, it would then continue to roll downhill, sometimes ending up tens of yards away. Overall, the weather was great and the fog cleared in the first hour. Two rounds were played, separated by lunch at Trinity Brewery and followed by dinner at Tangle Blue Saloon.

Childers wanted to thank the Weaverville/Douglas City Parks and Recreation District, donors and locals for their help and support of the sport.

Prizes were laser-etched wood discs featuring the 299 shootout logs, made by Alex Cousins and Conan Clark.

299 Shootout results:

MPO (Open/Pro) 15 players,

score, payout, Par (111)

1. Alex Carrell, 96, $110, -15

2. Kelly Kraft, 96, $55, -15

3. Jared Pitts, 97, $35, -14

4. Ryan Harrington, 97, $25, -14

MA1 (Advanced) 19 players,

score, payout, Par (111)

1. Toryn Robinson, 103, $125, -8

2. Tyler Clark, 107, $65, -4

3. Kyle Gotelli, 108, $40, -3

4. Zach Golden, 109, $30, -2

5. Drew Brown, 111, $15, 0

6. Lucas Sawyer, 111, $15, 0

MA2 (Amature) 14 players,

score, payout, Par (111)

1. Kyle Sokley, 116, $100, 5

2. Jason Shelton, 118, $50, 7

3. Alvin Cuningham Jr., 118, $35, 7

4. A.J.  Aguirre, 119, $25, 8

MPO40+ (Masters) 11 Players,

score, payout, Par (111)

1. David Gough, 98, $90, -13,

2. Connan Clark, 105, $45, -6,

3. Andrew Herbert, 105, $30, -6,

FPO (Goddess) 4 Players,

score, payout, Par (111)

1. Jessica Shields, 125, $60, 14

2. Rhiannon Langlois, 130, 19

Junior 12+ 2 Players, score, Par (111)

1. Skyler Huskly, 129, 18

2. Braxton Berringer, 143, 32

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