ALBEMARLE — For the second consecutive year, Albemarle’s City Lake Park was the home of a disc golf tournament event sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association and hosted by the Albemarle Disc Golf Association.
Despite some weather concerns, the 2023 City Lake Open (with 72 registered participants) went on as planned on April 2 at the 18-hole course located at 815 Concord Rd.
“Thank you players for weathering the storm and making today a great event,” the ADGA posted on its social media account following the tournament. “Thank you to our sponsors for your donations — players got free entry to 14 CTP chances!”
“Congratulations to Justin Cole for winning the raffle and getting a new practice basket. Also congrats to Stephen Hooper and Jacob Gullman for hitting aces and splitting the $100 ace pot. We try to make every tournament a great experience for the player and we hope you had a good time.”
The local disc golf association announced the following tournament champions from the second annual event: Mixed Pro Open winner RJ Card, Mixed Amateur 1 winner Craig Ritchie, Mixed Amateur 2 winner Paden Hill, Mixed Amateur 3 winner Josiah Moore, Mixed Amateur 4 winner Matt Allen, Mixed Amateur 40-plus winner Lynn Deese, Mixed Amateur 50-plus winner Eric Blum, Mixed Amateur 60-plus winner Tony Hill, Women’s Amateur 3 winner Jordin Laughlin and Mixed Junior 18 winner Rance Hill.
The 2023 City Lake Open was sponsored by Buzzed Viking Brewing Company, Uwharrie Brewing, Cabarrus Brewing Company, the Richmond County Disc Golf Group and Scorpion Disc Golf, along with other businesses and local disc golf clubs.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Albemarle Disc Golf Association can apply at albemarlediscgolf.com. There are currently 36 card-carrying members, per the ADGA’s website.
Along with City Lake Park, the association recognizes four other Stanly County courses — Badin’s Hardaway Point, Albemarle’s Fox Chase, Oakboro’s District Park and Richfield’s Goose Landing — as official tournament venues.