On Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, East Georgia State College’s Piney Woods Disc Golf Course was teeming with activity as five teams from four University System of Georgia schools participated in the 2015 Georgia Collegiate Disc Golf Open. Two teams from Kennesaw State University, one from Georgia Technical Institute, one from Georgia Southern University and one team from East Georgia State College all competed to earn a spot in the 2016 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship.
The winning team was from Kennesaw State, captained by Kevin Reif. Reif also won the medal for individual low round. Ryan Youngblood from Georgia Tech made the only hole-in-one for the tournament. Second place in the tournament went to the other team from Kennesaw State, and GSU took third. Their team featured two recent EGSC alumni and members of the EGSC Disc Golf Team that competed in the 2015 Nationals, Levi Proctor and Dylan Royal.
Representing East Georgia State College were Clay Akins, Melanie Hunter, Travis Wickstrom, Tucker Graham and Collin Pike. The Georgia Tech team was led by club president and graduate student Alex Harkey who, in his undergraduate days, formed the Georgia Tech Disc Golf Club in order to participate in the 2008 Georgia Collegiate Disc Golf Open, the first sanctioned college disc golf state championship in the United States.
EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer started the tournament off by throwing the first disc through the misty fog that pervaded the morning. During the afternoon, rain paused the tournament briefly, though competitors played on despite the weather.