Kit Carson Ice Bowl a Big Success!

Golden Sombreros on penguins?

Eighty-one players descended on Kit Carson Park’s disc golf course on Sunday for the inaugural at this popular San Diego County course. When the dust had settled, four Kit Carson Ice Bowl Champions had been crowned: Taylor “Buddy” Tritt in the Open/Advanced division, Brandie Myers in the Ladies’ division, Eric “Drick” Ducharme in the Intermediate/Recreational division and Jack Carrigg in the Juniors division.

The big winner on Sunday will turn out to be the North County Food Bank. While the four aforementioned players topped their rivals and took home trophies, all players took home a tournament-stamp disc and many left with other assorted prizes, the food bank will be receiving a $2,250 donation on behalf of the players and supporters of the tournament. That’s a fantastic amount for a first-time Ice Bowl event.

In the Open/Advanced division, Buddy Tritt recorded a score of 44 on the 20-hole KCP Ice Bowl layout, winning the division of 19 players and edging Jerry Jones and Aaron Van Matre by just one throw. That was just one throw better than perennial Ice Bowl competitor Carl “Carlagain” Renda, who made a cameo appearance at KCP while visiting from Santa Maria. Note: The “Points” column in each of the results tables below are points that players earned towards the Golden Sombero Series titles. Players receive one point for each other player they beat, regardless of division. 1st place receives 3 bonus points, second place wins one bonus point.

Open/Advanced Division
First NameLast NameScorePoints
TaylorTritt44 83
JerryJones4579
AaronVan Matre4579
Carl “Carlagain”Renda4677
DonBurdette4772
MikeDespars4772
WilMickelsen4772
J.T.Smith4772
WilliamGriffin4870
TrevorSmith4966
TomVincent4966
RyanWalters5063
Aubrey “D-unit”Daniels5157
MikeHover5157
KyleO’Neill5157
DauntyTrager5157
MichaelSlager5348
JuanTapiz5446
RandyPerry5639
Men’s Open/Advanced division results

Competition in the Ladies’ division was very close, as only six throws separated first place from 5th. After 20 holes had been played there was a tie for 1st between Brandie Myers and Liz Silva at 59. The tie was broken via a CTP throw on hole “A”, a temporary hole playing to one of the practice baskets. The playoff caught Brandie by surprise, as she had stowed her discs and shoes in the car, waiting for the awards ceremony. But that didn’t stop her from parking the temp basket in front of a large audience while wearing her flip-flops, using a borrowed disc from another player! Liz’s shot was close, but Brandie’s was closer and she walked away with the coveted home-made trophy. Results from the entire Ladies’ division are here:

Ladies Division
First NameLast NameScorePoints
BrandieMyers59 26
ElizabethSilva5926
HayleyDumont6120
ShallonLowry6411
ChandelleButterfield6510
Ladies’ division results

Fifty-four mulligan-fortified players did battle in the men’s Intermediate/Recreational division, with Eric “Drick” Ducharme topping the heap after firing a 47 for 20 holes. Kevin Best took second, just one throw behind at 48 while John Clemmons and former sombrero winner Ghostface June tying for third at 49 throws. The players in this division are the fundraising heroes of the Ice Bowl, purchasing long strings of mulligan tickets to (hopefully) better their scores and then making multiple trips to the front of the crowd to retrieve prizes – Ducharme and Clemmons were joined by Hudson Elliott, Ryan Cox and Spence Stevens as lucky winners. And in a popular result, regular KCP Doubles player Mike Daglio walked away with a new Innova Traveler basket as the winner of the “telepathic putting” contest. Full intermediate/Recreational results are here:

Int/Rec Division
First NameLast NameScorePoints
EricDucharme47 72
KevinBest4870
JohnClemmons4966
GhostfaceJune4966
RonnieColeman5063
JoshuaKuykendall5063
DanielDunaway5157
ArtPreciado5157
HudsonElliott5252
JayRunyan5252
JamesSheppard5252
NikolasSirin5252
BrianUzzi5252
DanielBaker5348
StephenJones5348
JoshuaLahmann5348
MichaelGallardo5446
RyanCox5541
NathanaelGreene5541
SamLott5541
WilliamLucido5541
MichaelWorkman5541
BenjaminPetitte5639
SpenceStevens5737
KenYoshida5737
JohnButterfield5830
AlejandroChavez5830
MichaelDaglio5830
AaronGarcia5830
JustinPetitte5830
IanPiper5830
MichaelStreams5830
ShawnHillman5926
DavidPatrick5926
JoseAyala6024
ZachDe Graaff6024
RossBuckley6120
ZephCarrigg6120
LarryWarner6120
JohnGesling6217
ScottLee6217
JordanMussman6217
ErnestoGarcia6312
NathanHughes6312
LowellKinzer6312
BradenNeihart6312
MarkSmith6312
MikeDavis667
BrandonMussman667
MichaelO’Doherty667
SeanFerreiro674
MattShibel674
SteveKilburn683
JavierRobles701
Men’s Intermediate/Recreational division results
Drick wins Intermediate/Rec division

Three junior players joined the adults out on the course and in a pretty close contest Jack Carrigg edged out Marissa Burdette for first place, 67 to 70. Talon Hover was close behind with a score of 76 throws. We hope to see these Junior division players at some of our future Ice Bowls!

Juniors Division
First NameLast NameScorePoints
JackCarrigg67 4
MarissaBurdette701
TalonHover760
Junior division results

An event like this only happens with the help of many people, so many thanks are to be handed out. I would like to thank the City of Escondido for their continued support of disc golf in Kit Carson Park; Matt Morrison of SDSF for promotional support and donation of a $100 gift certificate; Innova Champion Discs for supplying the tournament discs; DiscGolfValues.com and Mark Molnar for his ongoing support of the Golden Sombrero Series; Spence Stevens for his generous donation of raffle prizes; Jim “Mac” McDowell, Katie Risley and A.J. Risley for their help with tournament day tasks and my Co-Instigator Bill Maury-Holmes for continuing to provide support to all of the Golden Sombrero events.

We have now completed the first weekend of Golden Sombrero events with the Redlands and Kit Carson Ice Bowls. As of this time, there will be 16 more Golden Sombrero Ice Bowls by the time the series wraps up at Mission Bay. Keep your eyes on our website (https://wordpress.com/view/goldensombreroseries.wordpress.com), the Golden Sombrero group on Facebook and DGU for more Golden Sombrero event listings.

  • Allen Risley, Golden Sombrero Co-Instigator & Kit Carson Ice Bowl TD

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