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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – About 340 disc golfers have converged in Kansas City for the 30th annual Kansas City Wide Open, organized by the Kansas City Flying Disc Club.

The Kansas City Star reports that competitors have been playing all weekend at several area parks. The competition concludes Sunday.

Among the players are 130 professionals who are competing for a minimum of $30,000 in prize money. The first “wide open,” held in 1983 in Shawnee Mission Park in Johnson County, Kansas, offered a purse of $1,275.

Disc golf competitors walk an 18-”hole” course, the holes being metal baskets lined with linked chains to snare a properly thrown disc. Those who complete the course with the fewest throws win.

The event is the third stop on the national tour for the top touring professionals.

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