Champion disc golfer draws tournament crowd in Norman

Two-time disc golf World Champion Paul McBeth participated in Sooner Disc Golf’s 36th annual Norman Pro/Am tournament in Norman. McBeth was the high scorer in the tournament.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: May 29, 2014
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Paul McBeth, two-time disc golf world champion and the highest-ranked disc golfer in the world, is also now the champion of the 36th annual Norman Pro/Am tournament hosted by Sooner Disc Golf.

McBeth won handily in play Saturday and Sunday at Northeast Lions Park in Norman.

The Norman Pro/Am is the longest-running tournament in the state and attracts more than 100 amateur and professional golfers every year. The tournament is the only event in Norman sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association each year, said Kate Schwartz, outgoing Sooner Disc Golf president.

“An excellent performance and ranking from the tournament can launch a disc golfer’s career. It can earn them an invitation to the Disc Golf World Championships in July,” she said.

Having McBeth come to Norman to play in the tournament added to its appeal this year, she said, drawing the largest crowd of spectators ever.

A professional golfer since 2008, McBeth is the 2012 and 2013 PDGA World Champion and the 2014 Innova Champion Discs Team captain.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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