but you are missing the point. He played by the rules, and therefore is not "sandbaggin" other than in the minds of the rest of us reading this.
Last cash shot -3, and who is to say that Mike would have shot the same in the Open pool, he barely would have made "cash" based on the scoring that is there, with other courses. It is typical in our sport that the top 1-2 Adv players could have had a chance at "cashing", happens all the time. Our rules are different than PGA rules, as different as our sport is.
Personally I hate trying to compare the two sports because as closely as they are aligned, they are just as far apart as well. You use a club to hit a ball in golf. In disc golf, you use your arms, legs, and hips to move the disc, there is much more physical exertion in disc golf than there is in golf. The only thing that really is the same is the terminology, almost every other aspect of the game is different.
You really don't think that a professional golfer wouldn't take advantage of a rule? How about any professional athlete, or coach for that matter. Icing the kicker comes to mind for me.....Rules are there to follow, and interpretation of them can help, and hinder another, if they choose to use it accordingly, then so beit, if not, then the choice is theirs. Rico on #14 chose not to take the full meter in from OB, and missed the putt, I let him know to come in he has a meter, but I think that he was upset by missing the OB, even his card was confused as to the OB, except Brinster, who listened during the PLAYERS MEETING, and asked this exact question, if on the wall, is it in or out, the answer was OUT.
Paying attention to all the fine details does help improve the game, so I say if Mike felt as thuogh that he needed a win to get himself into the game better, then great for him!
I tend to think that the term "sandbaggin" comes from jealousy more than anything else, see I have 10 & k of diamonds, flop comes up A J Q diamonds, ur holding A-A, turn comes up A-Spades, your 4/kind stinks...., and stunk the entire time, you still had a good hand, just I'm better!