Local Competitor Places at United States Disc Golf Championship

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ROCK HILL, SC — Austin Krise, a 14-year old student at West Branch High School, recently competed in and placed fifth at the United States Disc Golf  Championships (USDGC) at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Disc golf is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the world. To learn a little about the origin of disc golf, go here: http://www.discgolf.com/disc-golf-history/

Competing in the “Performance Flight” (amateur) half of the competition, which drew competitors from all over the United States and parts of Europe, Krise carded a 19 under during the four day event. His performance automatically qualifies him for the USDGC Championship in 2013.

This year’s winner of the “Performance Flight” Division was Jared Neal of Alabama, whose final tally was 37 under.

The youngest entrant in the entire tourney, Krise qualified for the 2012 US Championships by virtue of his second place finish at the PA State Championships this past spring.

For complete results of the recent US championship, check out the tournament website at: http://www.usdgc.com/

Look for a future Gant Daily article on how and where to play the sport of Disc Golf locally.

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