Throw Pink Women's Disc Golf Championship

Throw Pink Women's Disc Golf Championship

 October 5-8, 2023

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Qualifying Procedure and Information


All current, dues-paid members in good standing of the Professional Disc Golf Association are eligible to qualify for the 2023 Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship (TPWDGC). The TPWDGC is a PDGA A-tier; therefore, all competitors must have a current PDGA membership and must have passed the PDGA Official certification exam to compete. Those gaining TPWDGC eligibility should register for the event as quickly as possible.

Exempt from Qualifying and Special Invitations

TPWDGC Champions

All previous Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Champions receive an automatic invitation to the 2023 TPWDGC:
Missy Gannon (2021)
Catrina Allen (2022)
2023 United States Women’s Champion (FPO) & (FP40)
2023 United States Masters Champion (FP40) 
2023 Masters World Champion (FP40)
2023 Amateur World Champion (FA1)
2023 Deaf Disc Golf Championship (FPO)
2023 College Disc Golf National Champion (Women’s Singles)
Note: Exempt athletes must register on or before August 31, 2023. Competitors who miss their deadline automatically forfeit their spot and may only re-qualify via USDGC Monday Qualifying rounds.

Official TPWDGC Qualifying Events

A total of 2 spots will be available at each of the events listed below. Competitors who participate in TPWDGC qualifying events that are already eligible will be excluded from the qualifying process. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot, the tournament director should hold a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner. If a playoff is not possible, the final spot should be awarded to the player with the lowest final-round score.

Qualifying Event (2 spots)

Las Vegas Challenge
Henderson, NV
February 23-26, 2023
Qualified: Holyn Handley, Ella Hansen
Jonesboro Open
Jonesboro, AR
April 28-30, 2023
Qualified: Kat Mertsch, Hailey King
OTB Open
Stockton, CA
May 12-14, 2023
Qualified: Paige Pierce, Emily Beach
Foxwood Open
Baden, Ontario
May 20-22, 2023
Qualified: Chantel Budinsky, Colleen McInnes
Portland Open
Portland, OR
June 1-4, 2023
Qualified: Juliana Korver, Rebecca Cox
Dynamic Discs Open
Emporia, KS
June 16-18, 2023
Qualified: Deann Carey, Jennifer Allen
Des Moines Challenge
Des Moines, IA
June 23-25, 2023
Qualified: Stacie Rawnsley, Macie Velediaz
The Preserve Championship
Clearwater, MN
June 30- July 2, 2023
Qualified: Valerie Mandujano, Paige Shue
European Open
Nokia, Finland
July 20-23, 2023
Qualified: Heidi Laine, Sarah Hokom
Discraft’s Ledgestone Insurance Open
Peoria, IL
August 3-6, 2023
Qualified: Holly Finley, Alexis Mandujano
Idlewild Open
Burlington, KY
August 11-13, 2023
Qualified: Madison Walker, Lykke Lorentzen
European Disc Golf Championships
Tallinn, Estonia
August 12-20, 2023
Qualified: Henna Blomroos, Anneli Tõugjas-Männiste
PDGA Pro World Championship
Smugglers Notch, VT
Aug 30-Sept 3, 2023
Qualified: Ali Smith, Keiti Tätte

Qualifying Event (1 spot)

The Challenge at Goat Hill Park
Oceanside, CA
February 10-12, 2023
Qualified: Maria Oliva
Texas State Championships
Houston, TX
March 24-26, 2023
Qualified: Sai Ananda
Throw Down the Mountain
Brooksville, FL
March 31-April 2, 2023
Qualified: Natalie Ryan
2023 CDG National Champion (Singles)
Marion, NC
April 5-8, 2023
Qualified: Tailey Rowley
Blue Ridge Championship at North Cove
Marion, NC
April 14-16, 2023
Qualified: Kristin Tattar
PDGA Champions Cup
Appling, GA
April 20-23, 2023
Qualified: Ohn Scoggins
The 303 Open
Federal Heights, CO
May 5-7, 2023
Qualified: Emma Arp
32nd Annual Capital of Texas Open
Austin, TX
May 5-7, 2023
Qualified: Stephanie Vincent
Copenhagen Open
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 5-7, 2023
Qualified: Kaidi Allsalu
Pro Forester
Varazdin, Croatia
June 9-11, 2023
Qualified: Marianne Must
Swedish Open
Boras, Sweden
June 30 - July 2, 2023
Qualified: Silva Saarinen
PCS Open
More/Romdsal, Norway
July 13-15, 2023
Qualified: Eveliina Salonen
BC Open
Langley, BC
July 21-23, 2023
Qualified: Sofia Donnecke
Women's Open of Maryland
Gaithersburg, MD
Sept 09-10, 2023
Qualified: Eliezra Midtlyng
MVP Open
Leicester, MA
Sept 14-17, 2023
Qualified: Lisa Fajkus

TPWDGC Monday Qualifying

Individual qualifying rounds will occur at Winthrop on Monday, October 2, 2023. Each of the two lowest rounds will earn the right to compete in the 2023 TPWDGC. Only two spots are available. A sudden-death playoff will resolve ties if necessary.

The entry fee is $75.00. PDGA membership is not required to participate. Those who qualify for the TPWDGC on Monday must be current PDGA members and pass the PDGA Officials Exam before Thursday’s opening round. These steps can be taken in advance of Monday's Qualifying at

Pre-registration is required. Online registration for USDGC Monday Qualifying will open on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023.

TPWDGC Registration

Entry Fee Amount: $200 

Note: There will be no refunds after Friday, September 29, 2023
Sara Nicholson 
Founder, Throw Pink
Ph: 803.329.7465 (PINK)

Jonathan Poole
USDGC Event Director
Ph: 704.724.1352
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