The disc golf team hosted an ultimate frisbee fundraiser to help cover future tournament attendance costs for the remainder of the semester.
The tournament was on Nov. 10 at an 18-hole disc golf course in Ovalo.
ACU disc golf competes in ultimate frisbee tournaments against other Div. I universities like the University of Texas and Texas Tech. The team finished second at regionals this semester and will travel to nationals in Augusta, Maine this April.
The goal of disc golf is to keep the lowest score possible. Players throw a disc from the tee to a cage at the end of the hole. Much like golf, there are different discs that can be used, such as drivers, wedges and putters.
In order for the team to compete in some of these tournaments, they must raise money to cover travel costs and tournament entry fees. In the past, Student Government Association helped cover most of the fees, but the fundraising tournaments each semester contribute to the remainder of costs.
Connor Durrington, graduate accounting major from Abilene and member of the disc golf team said the fundraiser was moved to allow competitors to enjoy a course off-campus.
“The course we held the fundraiser at is called Rocky Hills Disc Golf Course; it’s a private course in Ovalo owned by Cam Hurst,” Durrington said. “We plan on using the same course in the spring. The uniqueness of this course allows for both new and experienced players to come out and have fun.”
The team will continue practicing in preparation for Nationals in April.