Via 36 holes on the 2023 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, Ryan Mulder has accomplished every thing proper to place himself within the driver’s seat to take down a PDGA Main title.
With back-to-back clear scorecards, Mulder adopted up Friday’s blistering opening spherical with one other bogey-free day to increase his result in 5 strokes heading into Championship Sunday.
Mulder adopted his 1059-rated opening spherical of 10-under — the highest-rated spherical within the historical past of the USADGC — with a 6-under to construct on his lead.
Mulder’s 1042 common by way of two rounds is the best common by way of two rounds in USADGC historical past as effectively. He’s getting it accomplished on the toughest holes on the monitor with birdies on 3, 8, 15 and 17 on Saturday. These 4 holes are among the many prime six hardest, scoring-wise, this weekend among the many 147-player area.
Nevertheless it’s not over till it’s over on the famed Toboggan course, the place hazard looms giant at each flip and the climate is predicted to alter on Sunday.
Tanner Boggs saved his spot on the lead card and is in solo second place at 11-under. Korbin Myers turned within the scorching spherical on Saturday (-7) to leap to the lead card right into a tie for third place with Danny Moynihan, who additionally retains his spot on the lead card with 18 holes to go in Milford, Michigan.
Whereas his play has been clear and the lead is 5 strokes, there’s a monitor report for come-from-behind wins on the USADGC.
A yr in the past, Ilkin Groh overcame a four-stroke deficit within the ultimate spherical and finally gained the title in a playoff. Different final-round wins embrace Clint Calvin (2 strokes in 2018); Colten Montgomery (3 strokes in 2014); Ted Stoebling (4 strokes in 2012).
Mulder is in management, however 18 holes and a powerful area stand between him and taking down a Main championship.