Local disc golf tournament draws 76 players

  • Thursday, January 9, 2014

Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Austin Phillips prepares to throw a drive on Old Glory during the Killer B Bowl 3 on Wednesday.

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Seventy-six people celebrated the new year by playing two rounds of disc golf in the Killer B Bowl.


The tournament, which featured best-disc doubles play, offered a casual event to serve as an alternative to watching football all day.


“We sold out the past two years, this year we added eight more spots and we pretty much filled,” John Borelli, owner of Killer B, said. “We had a good turnout, with some people from out of town and some new people from the area who have never played here. I think it's a good alternative to sitting around and watching football all day.”


The third annual Killer B Bowl featured the most participants so far, according to Marcy Borelli.


“We expanded the field, adding a few more spots,” she said. “This year had the largest field so far. We had 40 spots available, we ended up with 38 teams playing in five divisions.”


The Bowl brought some regulars, like David Watkins, who called the event “awesome.”


“It's a great event,” he said. “I love coming out to Killer B. The courses are great, everything is clean and some great people come out to play.”


The Killer B Bowl also saw some top talent, with the number one ranked player in Georgia, Josh Childs, throwing in the Bowl.


“This is a casual event, much more laid back than other events I'll play this year,” said Childs, who is sponsored by Innova Disc Golf. “I think we played well today, our first round we ended up with a three-stroke lead. This is a great event to start the year. I like to support to local guys, and playing at Killer B is always a good time.”


An unexpected player, Borelli, ended up throwing in his own tournament to fill a last second dropout.


“I did play, it was unexpected playing, some guy dropped out, so I filled in at the last second,” he said. “It was fun, we were a good match. We were in second place after the first round, which was unexpected. We played really boring golf in the second round and didn't do so well, but I had a lot of fun playing.”


Next up for Killer B in the Killer B Dubs: Winter Series is another doubles tournament on Feb. 1. The tournament is the first of three which will have an overall series winner, with the other portions of the tournament taking place on March 1 and April 5.


Killer B Disc Golf is located at 10936 Atomic Road. For more information, visit killerbdiscgolf.blogspot.com or call 803-292-5001.


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