Nate Doss, of California, the 2008 U.S. champion, improved on his previous round by shooting a 10-under 57 with 10 birdies, an eagle, and two bogeys to put him at the top of the leader board at the U.S. Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop on Thursday.
Consistency was the story for Doss as he hit fairway after fairway which led to manageable birdie putts and few substantial mistakes. “There are no complaints from me,” said Doss.
Round 1 leader Steve Brinster, of New York, fell back to second place after shooting a 4-under 63, eight strokes off his first-round score. Hot on the heels of Brinster is Steve Rico, also of California, who shot 9-under 58, putting him only one back from Brinster. Defending U.S. champ Will Schusterick also shot a 9-under and will play on the lead card for Friday.
Many are waiting for Richard Wysocki of Fort Mill, to kick it into high gear. However, Wysocki shot even Thursday and dropped to 24th after three triple bogeys.
World champ Paul McBeth is also struggling to find his rhythm, shooting a 5-under 62 and landing at 11th place. McBeth said after the round that he needs to start shooting a complete round. “It was a great 12 holes then I fell apart in the final 6,” said McBeth. “I can’t do that if I want to win this tournament.”
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