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Dorius finishes strong for “World’s Biggest” Goat Hill Monthly win

May 2, 2011

Micah Dorius is a professional disc golfer.  I don’t use the term “professional” because he earns enough playing the sport to live and raise a family (which he doesn’t).  I use that term to describe the way the guy plays disc golf – no-nonsense, well-practiced, cool under pressure and classy.  That thought came to mind as we watched him seal the win with an impressive 35-foot sidehill putt just as the sun was setting.  Micah fired a secound-round 55 to catch and pass Carlo Pelg and Derek Robbins on the final 3 holes of the second round for the win in Open, over a field of 19 players.  Carlo and Derek had opened the tournament with an impressive matching pair of 54’s, tying the Goat Hill course record set last month by Philo Braithwaite. Natalie Cook is so far the only Ladies division winner we’ve had at Goat Hill, as she won again this month with back-to-back 67’s. Last month her scores were 67-66…pretty consistent (and impressive) play.  In the 5-player Pro Masters division, “Friz Whiz” John Kirkland outlasted the youngsters in the division, his second-round 59 enough to catch and pass 1st-round leader Deano Porter.  JK did so even after losing his prized Supper Puppy approach disc out on the course in the first round.  If you find and return it there may (I said may) be a reward.

While “playing good disc golf” is not one of the qualifications to become a San Diego Aces Course Representative, the top three players in MA1 on Sunday demonstrated that there is good disc golf karma in volunteering.  Aces Course Reps Daniel Lichtman, Aaron Van Matre and Mark Verrochi finished 1,2,3 in the 17-player MA1 division.   The Aces board is currently looking for a Course Rep for Goat Hill – is that what you need to improve your game?  Finally, popular local golfer Tom Vincent blew away the MA2 field, on a blustery Oceanside afternoon, winning by 9 shots.  There were a few calls of “bagger!” heard during the award presentation.

Fifty-four players enjoyed a very windy, but fun afternoon of disc golf at Goat Hill.  Held as part of the “World’s Biggest Disc Golf Weekend”, the tournament made a donation to EDGE (Educational Disc Golf Experience), following the 25-year spirit of philanthropy of the World’s Biggest series.  The monthlies at Goat Hill are proving to be quite popular, between the great golf course, fun competition and between-round burgers and brats. There was even a beverage cart sighting during the second round. Registration for the June monthly will open up later this week at Spots will fill fast, and there will not be day-of sign-ups for these events.

Scores and standings for the monthly are now posted on @

Oh, and for the next monthly…there will be new rubber tee pads!

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