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Australian Deaf Golf champions crowned

By Christian Puccini

2016 Australian Deaf GamesThe 23rd Australian Deaf Golf Championships was held at Mt Osmond Golf Club, in Adelaide, 9-16 January as part of the Australian Deaf Games.

The Championships were proudly supported by Empower Golf, established specifically to facilitate and promote golf for all Australians regardless of their physical or psychological abilities.

Read more: http://www.golf.org.au/newsdisplay/australian-deaf-golf-champions-crowned/91960

Source: Golf Australia

Connell sets sights on national games debut

By Chris Young

DEAN Connell's motivation to achieve his dream has to be seen to be believed.

Currently Victoria's number one ranked deaf golfer, Connell is hoping to raise funds for the state team to travel to January's Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/3533850/connell-sets-sights-on-national-games-debut/?src=rss

Source: The Border Mail

Scotland wins Auld Enemies Cup 2015

Event Information

• The Auld Enemies Cup is a 36 hole matchplay event between England Deaf Golf (EDG) and Scottish Deaf Golf Association (SDGA).
• The Auld Enemies Cup takes place on 26-27 September 2015.
• The matches take place over two days, a total of 10 matches.

Read more: http://media.wix.com/ugd/8a4d4e_6be0e8b59ae24227af051ce318d5db81.pdf

England captain returns from European Deaf Golf Championships victorious with gold ring

By James Parsons

A Stone golfer has returned home victorious having represented his country at the European Deaf Golf Championships in Norway.

Mark Murphy, 36, of Almond Rd in Stone, scored much more than a birdie at this year’s championships as he fell to one knee and proposed to his now fiancé Ms Marie Martin, 37.

Mr Murphy said: "It was a perfect end to an incredible day."

Read more: http://bit.ly/1hexUxI

Source: News Shopper

Babineaux, Lopez & Roberts win 2015 USDGC championships

2015 USDGCThe 2015 United States Deaf Golf Championships (USDGC) at the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Maryland ended yesterday afternoon without much drama. Brandon Babineaux who has been in first place since the second round won his third USDGC championship shooting 72 in the final round and final score of 298. Babineaux previously won the USDGC championships in 2009 and 2011. Michael Mabashov scored 79 and a final score of 308 to finish in second place. Eric Brumm, Jr. who started the day in a third place tie with Justin “Pono” Tokioka finished third with 77 and final score of 312. Tokioka was one stroke back at 78 and finished fourth with 313. Jay Stally scored 83 and a final score of 325 for fifth place.

Patricia Lopez won her second straight USDGC women division championship with a 88 and a final score of 322. Lopez was never challenged at any time during the tournament and defeated the second place finisher by 37 strokes. Laura Ponikiewski had the best score of the day in the women’s division with 86 to win second place on a final score of 359. Susan Zupnik shot 91 for 366 total score and for third place. Mary Bachtel won fourth place with 90 and final score of 373. Melissa Stockton rounded out the top five shooting 112 and 401 total score.

Bill Roberts who previously won four men’s division championships won his first seniors’ division championship with a 71 and a grand total score of 298. John Rush and Keith Worek were tied for second place at the start of the final round and Worek scored 75 to take second with a final score of 316. Rush fell to fourth place on an 81 outing and a final score of 322. Timothy Dapp took third place with 78 and a final score of 320. Gerald Isobe took fifth place scoring 83 and a total score of 333.

The top eight finishers in the men’s division not including Jay Stally who is from England and top five finishers in the women division and seniors division will represent USA at the 2016 World Deaf Golf Championships at Copenhagen, Denmark.

The final results of the USDGC tournament are listed below.


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Leaders solidifies lead at US Deaf Golf Championships

2015 USDGCThe third round of the United States Deaf Golf Championships (USDGC) at the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Maryland saw some separation in the men’s division. Two-time USDGC champion Brandon Babineaux shot 75 for the second straight day to increase his lead over second place Michael Mabashov by three strokes. Babineaux leads the men division at 226 and Mabashov scored 77 for a total of 229. Justin “Pono” Tokioka moved up two spots from fifth place in a tie with Eric Brumm, Jr. with a 77. Burmm finished the day with 81 and both are at 235. Jay Stally scored 86 to bring his three-day total to 242 and currently sits at fifth place.

Patricia Lopez has dominated the women’s division and finished the day with a 74 and a three-day score of 234. Laura Ponikiweski shot 88 to move up to second place with 273 and Susan Zupnik fell to third with 93 and 275 total. There have been no changes in the fourth and fifth place slots. Mary Bachtel remains in fourth with a 96 and 283 total and Melissa Stockton had 95 and 289 total.

Bill Roberts is the only player in the senior division to score in the 70’s in all rounds thus far and scored 76 today for the division’s best total score of 227. Keith Worek made a huge leap today moving up from fifth place to second place with the day’s best score of 75 and 241 total. John Rush is also tied for second moving up from fourth place with 77 and 241 total. Timothy Dapp fell to fourth place from second with an 82 and one stroke behind second place at 242. David Ramirez rounds out the top five with an 85 and 248 total.

The USDGC tournament concludes tomorrow with the fourth and final round. The third round results from today are listed below.


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