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Women hit the course for disc golf tournament

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It's all in the wrist and it's all about the ladies with this championship.

"Women are only 6 percent of who play disc golf in tournaments and so to see a tournament with, like, 80 women is really awesome," Paige Pierce said.

Pierce was one of the many competitors who gathered Sunday to compete in the Texas Women's Disc Golf Championship in Round Rock, and she's seen a lot of disc golf tournaments.

"I've been playing since I was four. So, 18 years. I'm 22," the reigning disc golf world champion said.

Disc golf is just like golf but it uses a disc rather than a club and ball.

"The sport is the fastest growing sport in the country. That's already been done through surveys with ESPN," tournament director Vinnie Miller said.

And Miller said that's why there's a need for women-only competitions.

"We've always had all the genders on one playing field, and now you're starting to see a separation," Miller said.

Saturday's tournament alone had about 90 women competing.

"It's something you can never be perfect at, so it's fun to keep trying and keep exceeding," Pierce said.

If you'd like to learn more about disc gold tournaments, visit the Professional Disc Golf Association's website at PDGA.com.

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