Missouri S&T disc golf team headed to national championship

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Members of Missouri S&T’s disc golf team are headed to Georgia over spring break to compete in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship.
The Miner Disc Golf Club will take three teams and 12 players to the event in Appling, Georgia, March 27-30.  
“It was through the hard work and dedication of the members of the club that we’ve been able to accomplish what we have,” says Ethan Huddleston, president of the team and a senior in civil engineering from O’Fallon, Missouri. “And we aren’t planning to slow down anytime soon.”
Missouri S&T’s team earned a bid to compete at the national level by winning the Missouri Collegiate Disc Golf Championship in Columbia, Missouri, right before Thanksgiving last year. They beat out teams from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and the University of Kansas at the regional qualifying event. S&T’s lead card, the S&T Gold team, maintained a lead of six strokes under the MU Gold team.
“This was first competitive event in which all three schools have played against each other,” says Huddleston. “Having a friendly rivalry with neighboring schools has been great for a healthy, competitive atmosphere.”
Ethan Huddleston, president of the Miner Disc Golf Club and a senior in civil engineering from O’Fallon, Missouri, practices putting. Photo by John Rodenberg/Missouri S&T
After playing with the Rolla Disc Golf Club in 2016-17, Huddleston, along with teammates Quentin Lee and Ben Kramer, decided to revitalize the Miner Disc Golf Club in 2017-18. The organization is a club sport – not sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Miner Disc Golf Club hosted its first tournament in March 2018 at the S&T Experimental Mine. They will host a competition again in April that will serve as a fundraiser for the group as well as S&T’s …

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