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Tuesday 10th August
 
World Championships 1999

Rochester, New York, July-Aug 1999



Ken Climos 9 year reign as Disc Golf World Champion came to an end
last Saturday when Ron Russell beat him by 4 shots at the end of
171 holes of golf and a total of 432 shots. He won 4000 USD. Ron
Russell entered the final round with a four-stroke lead over nine
defending champion Climo. Climo managed to make up one of the strokes
during the morning round and they entered the final safari nine
with Russell ahead by three. Three strokes ahead with only nine
holes to go may have sounded like a big cushion... but nothing is
comortable when you are trying to stave off the most dominant golfer
our sport has ever seen. Russell kept his wits about him and played
outstanding golf. He shot one better than Climo during the finals
to push his margin of victory back up to four strokes and become
the new disc golf World Champion. Congratulations to Ron! Juliana
Bower easily retained her title as Womens World Champion with a
total of 510 shots. Top non-USA performer was Jesper Lundmark of
Sweden in 6th place. Six other Swedes and one Fin made it to the
semi final round and finished in the top 50. Britain's Simon Luard
finished in 152nd place out of 173 finishers in the Open division.
The masters division (35+) was won by Jim Oates after a play-off
with Stan McDaniel, they shot 457.
   
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