2014 USDGC Tournament Preview

The 2014 USDGC is upon us. Many players claim this as the biggest and most prestigious event of the year. We tend to agree. Anyone can sign up and pay for World’s, the USDGC, you have to qualify for. Here is a player preview with our Contenders and sleepers! Who do you think will win?

Winthrop University’s Disc Golf Course has been the site of the US Championship since its inception in 1999. Although the course has seen minor changes each year, it always presents a combination of narrow fairways, lots of out-of-bounds area, elevated baskets and plenty of water. Known to be physically, emotionally and mentally challenging, the Winthrop course allows for creativity in shot making and a unique focus on shot placement, rather than on pure distance alone.

The Contenders

Paul McBeth-

You have to start with World #1 Paul McBeth. McBeast is always a threat to win any tournament. His play this season alone has been top notch, winning his 3rd consecutive World’s Title, the Kansas City Wide Open, The Memorial, The Masters Cup, and a slew of other tournaments. Look for McBeth to be on the lead card or very near it come the last round.

Steve Brinster-

Last year’s champ will be back to defend his title. He took down, Nate Doss, and 2 time champion, Will Schusterick to claim his first USDGC title last year. Until you beat the champ, he is a contender.

Will Schusterick-

If you talk about contenders for the USDGC, you have to mention Will Schusterick. The champion in 2012, and 2010 always plays well. He was in the hunt last year until he flubbed one of the last holes on the last card. Although his season hasn’t panned out how he probably wanted it to, keep an eye out for Schusterick.

Ricky Wysocki-

It seems Wysocki is in the hunt every tournament! Ricky and Paul McBeth have been battling all year, at all of the majors.  Wysocki took the win at the Japan Open and the Texas State Championships. After a heart breaking 2nd place at World’s, look for Wysocki to put in a full effort to come out of Winthrop Gold with a USDGC title.

Nate Doss-

Doss has played well all year as well. He hasn’t notched a W, but that doesn’t keep him from being a contender at Winthrop.

Ken Climo-

Seriously, how many USDGC titles does “The Champ” have… exactly.


Nikko Locastro-

He has won it before, and is more than capable of winning again.

Jeremy Koling-

Claiming his first NT win this year at the Maple Hill Open, Koling will be a sleeper to keep an eye on.

Dave Feldberg-

If you have won both a world Championship and the USDGC, than you’re probably more than a sleeper. Feldberg did win the Rochester Flying Discs Open about a month ago, but has not had the season he would have hoped for. Lots of top 10 finishes.


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