Mizzou men's and women's teams win College Disc Golf National Championship

six mizzou disc golf players pose with their trophies

Photo courtesy Conrad Meyer/PDGA Media

April 18, 2022

The University of Missouri recently secured the No. 1 men’s and No. 1 women’s slots at the 2022 College Disc Golf National Championship.

“We played so well together every round, and I knew we had the abilities to come out on top,” said Alexis Kerman of the women’s team. “It was relieving and exciting to show the world what we could accomplish together.”

“It still hasn't completely settled in,” Renae Beasley said. “Having the men's team win as well just made it that much more special. Watching them fight through their final round and win right after we got our title was just indescribable.”

This year, both the men’s and women’s teams were undefeated going into the championship.

“I started to feel a little doubt on Friday when the Ferris State team cut our lead in half after another round of doubles,” Beasley said. “But we played a fantastic final round at the River Run course and never lost our lead throughout the entire competition.”

The Mizzou Disc Golf Club formed in 2018, and the championship is a first for the men’s team of Quentin Borengasser, Jared Brabant, Drew Cantrell and Noah Free, who have been playing together since 2019.

This year’s victories were sweet after last year’s heartbreak, when the Mizzou men’s team entered the 2021 championship ranked second but finished 20th.

“This year, going in ranked first, I felt like we had something to prove, and we did it,” Cantrell said. “I feel redeemed and am overall really happy with all of our team.”

The Mizzou Disc Golf Club is one of more than 600 recognized student organizations at MU.

Disc Golf at Mizzou

Mizzou’s disc golfers regularly play on four disc golf courses in Columbia, including the Mizzou home course on the A.L. Gustin Golf Course. The Gustin course came about as the result of cooperation between the Mizzou Disc Golf Club and MU.

“Having a large variety of courses in town is extremely helpful for preparing for any tournament,” Borengasser said. “A.L. Gustin was probably the best help for this tournament, as it plays very similar to the courses in North Carolina.”


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