Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championship
Oct 23, 2014 04:22PM
● By Catherine Garrett
Jake LaPutka, 20, son of Luke and Lydia LaPutka of South Jordan, won the Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championship held this summer in St. Paul, Minn., competing against 273 others in six rounds of disc golf. The top four – who were tied – played in a nine-hole final round, with LaPutka winning by two strokes over Oregon’s Andrew Nava. The former Jordan Ridge Elementary and South Jordan Middle School student competed professionally at the Mello Yello Challenge at Solitude Aug. 22-24 and placed sixth. He is currently studying at the University of Oregon and competes on the Ducks’ collegiate disc golf team.