Belcher’s disc golf tournament

Anthony Bouthillette contributed to the story
Installation week has brought many activites to Western Carolina University’s campus including a disc golf open player’s tournament on Monday, March 26.

20 plus students and staff competed in the tournament and the winners were announced on the baseball game on March 27.

WCU Professor Justin Menickelli designed the disc golf course on WCU’s campus in 2005. The course is made up of 13 holes. Menickelli explained that the game is played just like golf, except with discs. Under one condition; “Golf is expensive, disc golf is free,” laughed Menickelli.

Menickelli shared that discs can be rented out, with the showing of your Catcard, from the campus recreation center.

“Around 200 students, faculty, and staff play every week,” said Menickelli.

WCU disc golf club member, sophomore Ruth Hudson said, “I love the sport! More people should play.” WCU’s club team is currently leading the intercollegiate league of disc golf.

Senior Daniel Parris added, “I would like to see more people playing, it’s a growing sport for anyone at any level.”

The participants of the tournament were not only ranting and raving about disc golf but also about Chancellor David O. Belcher.

“When Belcher was at the basketball game pumping up the crowd, that was really awesome!” said freshman Andrew Wirick.

“Belcher’s the man!” added freshman Dillon Lail.

Even though the players were out for the game and some exercise, they were also out for a win. First and second place winners received a disc with Chancellor David O. Belcher’s photo on the front of it. First place received a gold disc and second place a beige disk.

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