By Jerry Roth
The Final round of the Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft may have looked like a victory lap for Josh Anthon but much more was at stake. Along with winning the title, three other competitors are either tied or within one stroke of each other. Not to mention that DGPT points that will be vital as the second half of the season progresses. One of the biggest factors is pride. Most of these high level pros have a hunger to win and even if they can’t, they want to sleep easy at night knowing they gave it their all. At the start of the final round, Josh Anthon was leading by nine strokes with -26 and both Paul McBeth and Paul Ulibarri were tied at -17 and only one stroke away was Ricky Wysocki with -16.
He was not mentioned much this week but Nate Doss did what he has always done, finished strong. His final score was -18 an impressive number. Another name that needed to be written was Cale Leiviska, Cale moved up 12 spots and shot the hot round of the day with a -10 to give him a tournament total of -15 and put him in ninth place. Another notable spot jumper was Austin Turner moving up 15 spots.
Although it was a bit anticlimactic, Josh Anthon is the winner of the 2017 Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft. He earned every stroke and put on a great show for the fans. On behalf of Nate Heinold, and the DGPT staff, a congratulations go out to Josh Anthon for an amazing victory.