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Dan Brooks-Wells at the 2020 Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open. Photo: Disc Golf Examiner
With one of the earliest tee times of the Green Mountain Championship, Dan Brooks-Wells put down a scorching 10-under par round on Brewster Ridge to open the tournament. Only four players at the 2019 GMC were able to match or better that score.
So who is the sub-1000-rated pro from the Lehigh Valley?
Brooks-Wells is coming off his best-ever A-tier finish at the Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open, but he is no stranger to finding himself at the top of the leaderboard. He’s got a dozen career wins at B- and C-tier events, and regularly finds the podium. Last season was the first time Brooks-Wells took on any Disc Golf Pro Tour events, the GMC and MVP Open, though he did cash at the 2018 Pro Worlds at Smugglers’ Notch, finishing tied in 84th with A.J. Risley, one stroke ahead of Nathan Queen.
DBW joined Team MVP before the 2019 season, and says he found disc golf through an Ultimate team, and that his favorite course is actually Fox Run Meadows. He began playing Open in 2016.