Local resident excels in disc golf tournament
Jason Lynn’s university years include a new achievement, in the wake of the Professional Disc Golf Association’s collegiate championships, held over the weekend in North Augusta.The North Augusta native, competing for Georgia Regents University, bagged All-American honors for the fourth straight year, leading the Jaguars to a sixth-place finish at the highest level of competition. As an individual, he tied for ninth place."We did well," he recalled. "As a team, we finished in sixth place, but we finished only six shots out of first, so it was real bunched up."Play began Thursday and ran through Sunday, with good weather on Friday and conditions better yet on Saturday and Sunday, Lynn said.Top honors among his peers went to Brett Wishon, from Kennesaw State University. His three-round score was 150, allowing him to eke out a one-point win over second-place Mike Sale, from the University of California at Santa Barbara. The top in-state competitor was Clemson’s Connor Thompson, who placed fifth (153).Tennessee Tech won the team title, scoring 555. Tied for second, at 556, were Colorado State and Mississippi State.Lynn, who was the 2011 event’s individual winner, described himself as "kind of a seasonal guy" in terms of his sports interests, with flag football, tennis and basketball among his other pursuits. He plans to explore professional disc golf once he completes his pursuit of a degree in communications for TV and cinema. Graduation should be in December, he said.Referring to disc golf, he said, "It’s something I’ve been playing since I was 13 years old, and ... it’s a skill game. It requires a lot of muscle memory. It’s something I just enjoy."