The first official event in the newly launched ALD™ Championship Series, and the first event of the 2018 / 2019 season was held Saturday September 29, 2018 at Pebblebrook Golf Course in Sandy, Utah. Hitters battled a stiff (30 mph) head/cross wind in the efforts to find grid that was set up on a par 5 hole.
This event had three ALD™ regulars competing along side some newcomers. Two time ALD™ Senior Male Division World Champion and 2017 Open World Champ, Mark Lawrence went 386 to top the Senior Male division and the field. Thomas Chatto drove all the way from New Mexico for the second time in less than 4 months to compete. Thomas hit a very respectable drive of 306 to finish second in the Senior Male Division. Thomas also competed in the 2018 World Championship in Myrtle Beach back in August.
Adult Male hitter, Kurt Pleger redeemed himself from a “less than impressive” finish in the June 1st Salt Lake City Qualifier by edging out ALD™ newcomer, Kyle Anderson. Pleger went 327 to top Anderson’s 326 longest. We’ve agreed to never reveal Pleger’s embarrassing SLC longest in competition. Your secret is safe with us, Kurt….for now.
ALD™ newcomers Super Senior Male Pat Johnson and Super Senior Female Jamie Zayach went 291 and 197 respectively to give the Super’s something to shoot for this season. Youth Male hitter…and three time veteran ALD™ competitor, Josh Mielke went 168 for his longest of he day.
World Ranking Points after the first event of the season are as follows:
- Kurt Pleger – 600
- 2. Kyle Anderson 550
- Mark Lawrence – 600
- Thomas Chatto – 550
Super Senior Male:
- David (Pat) Johnson – 100
Super Senior Female;
- Jamie Zayach – 100
- Josh Mielke – 100
Each competitor receives 100 points for entering the competition. Bonus points are awarded when there are two or more competitors in a division.
Look for this Utah – Nevada League to grow rapidly. Tournament Director Brian Mielke plans to hold six to ten events this season. The next event will be posted shortly.