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BYU Student Wins College Disc Golf National Championship

Apr 7, 2023, 11:50 AM

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BYU student Tailey Rowley won the 2023 Disc Golf National Championship. (Ben B. Braun, Deseret News)

(Ben B. Braun, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Add another national championship to the trophy case for BYU.

That’s because Brigham Young University student Tailey Rowley won the 2023 College Disc Golf National Championship among the Division I women’s singles disc golfers. Rowley scored five over par, edging out Alexis Kerman from Missouri (+6).

The national championships for disc golf took place in Marion, North Carolina.

Disc golf is not part of BYU’s athletic department, so Rowley’s title will not count towards the individual National Champions of BYU athletics. Instead, BYU disc golf athletes fall under BYUSA (BYU Student Association) and hold practices inside the Smith Fieldhouse on campus.

Disc golf is similar to golf, but golfers use a flying disc instead of a ball and clubs. Also, the final target is a metal chain basket, unlike a hole with a flag in golf.

Rowley also participates in the DI Women’s team National Championship competition with teammate Hannah Hunter. They are tied for first place with Missouri’s team at three over par heading into Friday’s third round.

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Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU moving to the Big 12 Conference on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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