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Young disc golfer competes on national stage

By on July 25, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Vincent Goodman hurls a disc at the Professional Disc Golf Association Junior World Disc Golf Championships.
(submitted photo)

The tournament began with 10-year-old Vincent Goodman of Waterloo playing a subpar round of disc golf. 

He was not the worst in the 10-and-under junior boys division, but if he continued playing the way he was he could not win at the Professional Disc Golf Association Junior World Disc Golf Championships.

But the second day of the four-day tournament, which was held in Emporia, Kan., saw an improvement in Vincent’s game. 

“Going into the first round, I didn’t shoot well and I was in eighth or ninth place,” he remembered. “I just fought back to climb up the leader board.” 

By the time the tourney  ended, Vincent had climbed up to fourth in his division. 

Following that first round, Vincent tied every other competitor at the top of his division in each subsequent round. 

His father, Nic Goodman, said watching his son overcome the rough start filled him with pride.

“The first day was a family growth day, that’s for sure,” Nic, who has been playing disc golf for several years, said with a laugh. “It was great to watch him crack down and do what he needed to do to play better. It was so fantastic to watch.” 

Vincent played especially well on the final day of the tournament, securing his fourth place finish. 

“The golf that he played that day, I’m not sure I would’ve beaten him,” Nic said…>>>

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James Moss