HUGE congrats go out to Taylor Maz who just wrapped up a win at the 2013 United States Disc Golf Championship - Performance Flight.
The tournament is played on the famed Wintrop Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC.
A nice write us from the USDGC Website:
He started the week in about 20th place and played better every round to move up the leaderboard. Taylor started the final day 2 strokes behind the leader and had a breakout day which gave him the win by 6!
Here is a little bit about the tournament:
This year, the USDGC is made up of two distinct flights. Open Flight competitors will play using traditional scoring, while Performance Flight competitors will use Performance Scoring; and a Champion will be crowned in both flights.
What is Performance Scoring? Unlike typical stroke-play, Performance Scoring allows players of varying skill levels to compete on an equal basis. Using a unique set of calculations, each player is assigned a “Projected Score” based on their skill level and the layout and difficulty of the course.
Ranking is determined by comparing the “Performance” of each player - which indicates how a player’s actual score compared to their projected score (under, over, or even).
In order to facilitate live scoring, each projected score has been broken down into hole-by-hole ‘Personal Pars’ for each player, which depending upon the player's skill level could be higher or lower than the hole’s actual par.