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Clanton hosts disc golf tournament

By ZACHARY SEIFTER/ Staff Writer

 

The city of Clanton played host to a disc golf tournament put on by Touring Amateurs Disc Golf Club on July 24.

The tournament, called The Peach City Classic, was the first held in Clanton by the disc golf group.

90 people came out to play, a great turnout, according to Touring Amateurs Disc Golf Group co-founder DJ Hines.

Folks from all across the state of Alabama came to Clanton for the event. Even out-of-state players from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi made the trip.

“Another great and successful event,” Hines said.

This tournament was just the second one ever put together by Hines and his group. Their first was back in January.

Following the tournament though, Hines is sure that there’s more to come in Clanton.

“We would love to do more,” Hines said. “I think we’re targeting maybe doing a doubles event in November called The Gobble Hobble.”

Currently, Touring Amateurs Disc Golf Club is planning on hosting 2-3 tournaments per year. They hope to increase that as well in the future, bringing more opportunities to play not only in Chilton County, but in the whole state.

 

Peach City Classic Winners:

 

Men’s Amateur 50+

Winner: Trent Gardner (Pike Road, AL)

Runner-Up: Lawrence Hinkle (Hoover, AL)

 

Men’s Amateur 55+

Winner: Jeff Eden (Middleburg, FL)

Runner-Up: Alan Hester (Alabaster, AL)

 

Men’s Intermediate

Winner: Shane Flattery (Fort Benning, GA)

Runner-Up: Zach Mullins (Empire, AL)

 

Women’s Intermediate

Winner: Mabrey Marsalis (Calera, AL)

Runner-Up: Sophie Fast (Calera, AL)

 

Men’s Recreational

Winner: Brad Graydon (Birmingham, AL)

Runner-Up: Matthew Scoggins (Hoover, AL)

 

Women’s Recreational

Winner: Ashley Scoggins (Helena, AL)

 

Men’s Novice

Winner: Matthew Bynon (Warrior, AL)

Runner-Up: Cameron Cummings (Birmingham, AL)

 

Women’s Novice

Winner: Carolyn Peavy (Alabaster, AL)

Runner-Up: Alisha Steinmetz

 

Junior Boys <15

Winner: TJ Lyon (Jemison, AL)