For the first time in 4 years, the crush brothers will be returning to the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open. Simon Lizotte was lucky enough to win the 2015 event, which was a National Tour event, but hasn’t been back since. Eagle McMahon was an up and coming pro in 2015 when he first played Ledgestone, and he is returning to the event in 2019 as one of the best players in the world.
Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold has stayed in touch with Simon over the last few years. Nate was able to briefly talk to Simon. “It’s always great returning to a tournament you’ve won. I finally made the move over to the US so I can stay here longer and don’t have to worry about the traveling logistics too much anymore,” said Lizotte.
Heinold is super excited for the German to return to the event. “Simon brings a lot of energy, fanfare, and attention to any event he attends. We are thrilled to have him back to the event to properly defend his Championship,” stated Heinold.
Simon went on to say that he appreciated how Heinold has reached out to him every year to invite him back to the event, which makes it even more special. “I played some of my best disc golf at the Ledgestone in 2015 and it was a big milestone in my career. I’ve only heard great things and have heard about the improvements to the tournament and I can’t wait to be back.”
Heinold wasn’t able to speak to Eagle but the fans will certainly be excited to see him return to Ledgestone. “When he first played Ledgestone he wasn’t a household name. Its been great watching him evolve into one of the best players in the world. Central Illinois is excited to see how he tames the Eureka course with his big arm,” said Heinold. This year’s Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open will take place June 21st through the 23rd. MPO players, including Simon and Eagle, will once again be playing the infamous Lake Eureka course. For information on registering for the event go to lisopen.com/register