Valarie Jenkins

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Valarie Jenkins
— Disc Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Valarie Jenkins
Born Hinckley, Ohio
Nationality  United States
Residence Bend, OR
Spouse Nate Doss
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 110
Best results in major championships
PDGA World Championships Won: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016
USWDGC Won: 2010, 2011
Aussie Open Won: 2015
European Masters 3rd: 2014
European Open Won: 2009, 2011
Japan Open Won: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014
Achievements and awards
PDGA Female Rookie
of the Year
2004
PDGA Female Player
of the Year
2007-2011
Bob West Memorial
Sportsmanship Award
2015

Valarie Jenkins is a professional disc golfer currently living in Bend, Oregon. As of the end of 2016, she is the third ranked female disc golfer in the world.[1] Growing up in a disc golf family, she was around the sport from an early age. She began her professional career in 2003 after placing second in the Amateur World Championships. She is currently sponsored by Discraft.

Jenkins has won 16 majors during the course of her career, including four World Championships, third most all time (Elaine King, Juliana Korver each have won 5). A recent analysis showed that Jenkins has been the highest ranked female player in the last eleven years (2005-2015), topping the Year End Rankings in six of those years (2008-2013) and averaging a rank of 2.5.[2]

World championship era (2007–2009)[edit]

During the three years that Jenkins was the world champion, she completely dominated her sport. Over the course of these three years, she won 22 tournaments that were National Tour Events or Majors. Out of the 93 events she played, she won 46. Jenkins remains one of only three women in the history of Disc Golf to have won at least 4 PDGA World Championships.[3]

2012 season[edit]

Jenkins started the 2012 season very well. She started the year by winning the A Tier Gentlemen's Club Challenge by 7 shots, followed by her first National Tour win of the year at the Memorial Championship.

Notable wins[edit]

Major Championships (16)[edit]

Date Tournament Location Earnings Results Page
June 15, 2006 Japan Open Tochigi, Nasu Highlands, Japan $2,222 Results Page
August 1, 2007 PDGA World Championships Highbridge, WI $1,800 Results Page
June 12, 2008 Japan Open Tochigi, Nasu Highlands, Japan $3,095 Results Page
July 17, 2008 Scandinavian Open Skellefteå, Sweden $833 Results Page
August 11, 2008 PDGA World Championships Kalamazoo, MI $1,650 Results Page
November 21, 2008 The Players Cup Crystal River, FL $1,200 Results Page
July 27, 2009 PDGA World Championships Kansas City, MO $1,600 Results Page
August 27, 2009 European Open Tampere, Finland $933 Results Page
June 10, 2010 Japan Open Tochigi, Nasu Highlands, Japan $3,270 Results Page
September 24, 2010 US Women's Disc Golf Championship Jacksonville, NC $1,500 Results Page
July 21, 2011 European Open Nokia, Finland $1,190 Results Page
September 16, 2011 US Women's Disc Golf Championship Round Rock, TX $1,600 Results Page
September 23, 2011 PDGA Championship International Disc Golf Center, GA $1,100 Results Page
June 5, 2014 Japan Open Nasu Shiobara, Tochigi, Japan $2,940 Results Page
January 29, 2015 Aussie Open Mundaring, Australia $972 Results Page
August 6, 2016 PDGA World Championships Emporia, Kansas $5,000 Results Page

National Tour (29)[edit]

Date Tournament Location Earnings Results Page
May 4, 2007 Golden State Classic La Mirada, CA $570 Results Page
May 25, 2007 Beaver State Fling Portland, OR $655 Results Page
June 27, 2007 Kansas City Wide Open Kansas City, MO $580 Results Page
March 6, 2008 The Memorial Scottsdale, AZ $800 Results Page
April 12, 2008 Bowling Green Open Bowling Green, KY $850 Results Page
May 2, 2008 Steady Ed Memorial Masters Cup Santa Cruz, CA $790 Results Page
May 30, 2008 Minnesota Majestic Twin Cities, MN $900 Results Page
June 20, 2008 Golden State Classic La Mirada, CA $625 Results Page
July 25, 2008 The Vibram Open Leicester, MA $1,500 Results Page
March 5, 2009 The Memorial Scottsdale, AZ $600 Results Page
March 28, 2009 Atlanta Open Cummings, GA $500 Results Page
April 25, 2009 Green Country Open Pawhuska, OK $595 Results Page
May 15, 2009 Steady Ed Memorial Santa Cruz, CA $945 Results Page
June 19, 2009 Minnesota Majestic Twin Cities, MN $800 Results Page
July 17, 2009 First Class Challenge Des Moines, IA $695 Results Page
March 26, 2010 Sunshine State Open Ocala, FL $625 Results Page
April 23, 2010 Carolina Clash Charlotte, NC $700 Results Page
June 25, 2010 Minnesota Majestic Twin Cities $600 Results Page
July 10, 2010 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Columbus, OH $625 Results Page
August 27, 2010 Skylands Classic Palmerton, PA $675 Results Page
April 2, 2011 Texas State Championships Hitchcock, TX $650 Results Page
May 13, 2011 Alabama Disc Golf Championship Athens, AL $600 Results Page
June 4, 2011 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Columbus, OH $600 Results Page
June 24, 2011 Beaver State Fling Estacada, OR $1,545 Results Page
February 29, 2012 Memorial Open Scottsdale, AZ $1,300 Results Page
June 1, 2012 Kansas City Wide Open Kansas City, MO $1,070 Results Page
August 22, 2013 Vibram Open Leicester, MA $1,500 Results Page
August 1, 2014 Fort Steilacoom Open Steilacoom, WA $800 Results Page
August 30, 2014 Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Columbus, OH $580 Results Page

Summary[edit]

Competition Tier Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Events
World Championships 4 3 2 11 14
Other Majors 12 10 6 31 32
National Tour 29 23 22 86 92

Annual statistics[edit]

Year Events Wins Top 3 Earnings $ / Event Rating World
Ranking
2001 1 0 0 $0 $0.00 795 -
2003 2 0 1 $0 $0.00 878 -
2004 13 0 8 $2,612 $200.92 912 -
2005 23 5 15 $3,781 $164.39 937 7
2006 18 6 16 $8,302 $461.22 950 5
2007 27 9 25 $10,276 $380.59 958 2
2008 22 17 21 $16,942 $770.09 961 1
2009 29 18 28 $15,706 $541.59 964 1
2010 21 12 20 $14,533 $692.05 961 1
2011 22 13 20 $13,558 $616.27 968 1
2012 21 8 19 $12,713 $605.38 976 1
2013 17 7 16 $13,706 $806.24 968 1
2014 18 7 17 $12,424 $690.22 962 3
2015 18 4 14 $14,924 $829.11 961 4
2016 13 3 10 $12,000 $923.08 954 -
Career 265 109 230 $151,477 $571.61 - -
  • The above information was gathered from Jenkins's PDGA player page.[1]

At Year End

Equipment[edit]

Jenkins is currently sponsored by Discraft

References[edit]

External links[edit]