Originally published at: https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/2018/09/16/mcbeth-paces-field-cant-separate-delaware/
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Round two at Iron Hill was deja vu all over again for Paul McBeth. For the second day in a row, he shredded the back nine, shooting a 1048-rated, 11-under par 61 to hold onto his lead through at the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge. Overall, McBeth sits at 22-under par 122 total with a two stroke lead.
Seppo Paju and Ricky Wysocki were able to match McBeth’s pace with their own 11-under par rounds, but for obvious reasons, weren’t able to gain any ground. Paju is leading the field in Circle 1 in regulation percentage and is second in birdie rate. His only knock at the moment may be his 94-percent Circle 1 putting percentage. His two two-putts are the difference between him and McBeth in scoring. McBeth is still 100-percent form Circle 1.
Paju is in sole possession of second place at 20-under par 124 total. Wysocki is one stroke back of Paju in third at 19-under par 125, with Paul Ulibarri two back of Wysocki at 17-under par 127.
Eagle McMahon was able to make a big jump up the leaderboard on moving day thanks to an 8-under par 64 showing; he’s in a tie for seventh. McMahon, James Conrad, Silver Latt, and Calvin Heimburg are all at 14-under par 130 total.
Jeremy Koling is still within striking distance of his first win since Waco. Koling’s short-lived clubhouse lead after round one was good enough to put him on the chase card for round two, and he was able to keep his spot heading into the final round in Delaware. Koling kept his 100-percent Circle 1 putting streak intact but took bogeys on holes 6 and 13. Those two strokes kept him off the lead card. Koling is currently tied for fifth with Zach Melton at 16-under par 128 total.
Hole 17 was easily the toughest hole on the day, as it has been all weekend. The 860-foot par 5 played at .25 strokes over par, with only seven players carding a birdie Saturday. Wysocki and Paju are the only two players to have birdied hole 17 during both rounds.
Latt has been able to eagle the more attackable par 5 hole 5. He’s gotten the eagle twice in two tries.
The lead card of McBeth, Paju, Wysocki, and Ulibarri tees off at 2 pm local time. Follow scoring on UDisc Live, and post-round coverage will be released Sunday.