The Steve Werner Memorial is a PDGA sanctioned “C” tier tournament designed
to introduce the novice or recreational player to disc golf as a tournament
sport. We encourage participation by offering the tournament experience
with lower entry fees, an experimental rating structure and a one day format.
The experimental format groups players in only three classifications: A Pool,
for the Pro or very experienced tournament player, B Pool, for the amateur
player who has been playing for while and is familiar
with tournament play, and C Pool, the player who is new to the sport of disc
golf or who has never before been involved in a tournament. A quarter of
our field this year was comprised of the “C” Pool player, and half of
those have stated that they may be entering a more advanced tournament this year.
We consider that a great success.
The Second of the tournament went off without a hitch.
We had almost twice as many entries as last year in spite of the
threat of torrential downpour (which never materialized). Although
the course was wet and windy from previous rain, the Gods of Disc
Golf chased away the clouds for the day. Because the event was so
successful, we are confident we can move away from the experimental
structure of only three pools to the standard divisional structure
for next year. Hopefully, if the planned expansion of the parking
situation materializes by then, we will also move to a two-day,
three round format and a “B” tier event..
Praise goes to the guys from the United Flyers of Sonoma who, as
usual, turned out a full force work crew the week before the tournament
to make sure the course was in optimal playing condition. They did
some work on the tees and on the drainage so that if the rain did
materialize no one would have to do the backstroke. Thanks guys!
Aces abounded! And this in spite of the wind! We had four aces
during the tournament with two being made by the same player (Chris
Stone). So Dave Peremba (A Pool), Chris Stone (B Pool) and Devon
Kreyenhagen (B Pool) split the Ace Pool of $100. For Devon, it was
his first tournament and first Ace.
We paid 48% of each Pool this year and presented trophies to
the first three places in each.
1st Place Roger Cansler 79
2nd Place David Brownlow 84
3rd Place Dallas Albright 85
1st Place Devon Kreyenhagen 89
2nd Place Adrien Cormeir 91
3rd Place Bob Proctor 93
1st Place Ryan Macias 102
2nd Place Lewis Bitney 102
3rd Place Brent Lysander 104
Final Results for all should appear on the PDGA
site within the next couple of days.
Congratulations, everyone! You Rock!