The second annual Gold Eagle Open took place Sept. 8, as the Battlefords gain status as a disc golf destination.
Battlefords Disc Golf Club founder Evan Zimmer said the competition featured 67 competitors from a number of locations: two from Alberta, two from Manitoba, about eight to 10 each from Saskatoon and Regina, along with people from Meadow Lake and Buffalo Narrows.
“A majority of the field was made up of people from out of town,” Zimmer said.
There were two youth categories Zimmer said, and eight young competitors.
Bryan Freese won top honours at the tournament. Zimmer said Freese is a professional disc golfer sponsored by Dynamic Discs. Daniel Fortier of Regina took second place.
Zimmer said the top female competitor was Kadie Hozempa from Regina, while top youth competitor was Beau Gratton of North Battleford, beating Saskatoon’s Chandler O'Leary by one stroke.
The event was a group effort, Zimmer said, adding Adam Bolig, president of the Battlefords Disc Golf Club did a great job.
Zimmer said the Battlefords is becoming known as a “destination for a great disc golf tournament.”