18th Annual Tower Ridge Open…Success!

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Eau Claire hosted the 18th Annual Tower Ridge Disc Golf Open Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s tournament marked the fifth stop of the Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour. Coordinators said disc golf is one of the largest growing sports in the world. They hope it will soon be added to school curriculum and allowed in the WIAA as a sport.

The course was welcomed by 137 golfers, marking one of the largest tournaments Eau Claire has ever seen. Golfers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and even Arizona came to compete.

“It’s huge for the economy in the area when you have 140 golfers coming into the area, supporting all of the local businesses and hotels,” Tournament Director Troy Campbell said. “It’s going to keep growing.”

The tournament will continue with a final round starting Sunday morning at 9 a.m.