Disc golfers travel big distances for the championships

Friday April 5, 2013

North Augusta, SC--While the eyes of the golf world will be on Augusta next week, this week, it's golf of a different sort...The National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.

Now in its seventh year the event has gotten larger then ever. 61 teams are taking to the North Augusta Hippodrome courses. You have the local squads like ASU and even USC Aiken. Then you have those who've done a little traveling. Oregon, Colorado State and even teams from California. Considering it's not a varisty sport, you'd expect it to be tough for them to get here, but the schools seem to be embracing the fast growing game.

"We actually found out three weeks before this that we qualified to get here, and we didn't think we were going to get to go." said Justin Bringhurst of Central Oregon Community College "Then, our school up and decided that they were going to give us money. It was rather easier than I thought. We were actually the first team from our school to make it to any kind of national championship, so they were really stoked to have us come. We've been paying for it all ourselves, going to all the tournaments and everything, and our school recognized that we were doing really well and offered to chip in."

The disc golf championships runs through sunday. Colorado State is the defending champs. ASU won two years ago.

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