Billy Dunne is King of the Hill

4/20/2010 by John Borelli

Congratulations to Pro Open winner, 18 year old Billy Dunne, for winning this year's King of the Hill crown at the KOH2 in Devens, MA. Billy shot a hot 104 (-4) to win, but what makes his win even more impressive is that it was his first time playing the course. This was also Billy's second win in a row after having won FDR Fools Fest earlier this month. Watch out all you New England Pros, Billy's on fire!

After a not-so-hot Rd 1, Pro Shaun LaForce turned it around in Rd 2 and shot an unofficial 1001-rated round with a tournament best score of 51. He also won two CTPs and a cash throw-off at the end of the day. Not bad!

AM2 hotshot Andrew Duquette also went home with a few extra dollars in his pocket after hitting hole 2 for an ace in Rd 2. Cha-ching and  $129 richer!

Marcy Borelli did a great job officially TD-ing her first tournament, but almost went home a widow. Early in Rd 1, I was on hole 16 taking photos as golfers threw down the hill. I was leaning against a tree just behind the basket when I realized that after worrying about making sure players got enough bagels, donuts, and muffins during check-in, I had forgotten to eat something myself. I stepped away from the tree to call Marcy to ask her to send someone down with a muffin when I heard a loud "snap!" and a huge branch from the tree I was just leaning against came crashing down to where I had just been standing! Pretty freaky. As someone later told me, "That would have put a damper on things."

I'd like to thank our main sponsor, the Devens Grill, for donating a good chunk of money to the cause, as well as our many hole sponsors whose generosity enabled us to give out a killer players pack full of plastic, cotton, sugar, and matches. Did anyone hit it big on the scratch tickets beside Donnie Phillips' $10 winner?

Thank you also to John Rodenhizer and Dave James for spotting and helping out beforehand, Marcy's right-hand woman Sue for helping with check-in, scoring, and everything else, and for the guys who stayed late and helped clean up. Hill Yeah!

And of course, thank you golfers for making this our most successful and popular event yet. I still can't believe we sold out in just two days in only our second year. Marcy and I hope you had a great time and left with your bellies full of pizza and brownies and your brains full of good memories.

For more stories, highlights, photos, and tales of near-death, visit the Devens Disc Golf blog over the next several days.

All winners were awarded a custom dyed Dirty Birdie disc.

* Pro Open - Billy Dunne 104
* Pro Master - Doug DeSalvo 120
* Pro GM - Ken Gary 111
* AM1 - Derek Brazauskas 110
* Adv Master - James Beaulieu 115
* Adv Women - Rachael Hudson 131
* AM2 - Leo Lacwasan 114
* Rec - Jeff Cooper 134


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