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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."

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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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Two-time USDGC champion Babineaux move into first

2015 USDGCBrandon Babineaux of Texas and two time United States Deaf Golf Champion shot 75 in the second day of the United States Deaf Golf Championships (USDGC) at the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Maryland to take the top spot in the men’s division with 151. Michael Mabashov from Maryland who was tied for first yesterday with Jay Stally scored 77 for a total of 152 to fall to second place and one stroke behind Babineaux. Eric Brumm Jr. kept his third place slot with a 78 for a two-day total of 154. Jay Stally of England fell out of first to fourth place with 81 and 156 total. Justin “Pono” Tokoika moved up to fifth place from seventh with 77 and 158 total.

Patricia Lopez has run away from the field in the women’s division with a 82 and a two day total of 160 giving her a comfortable lead by 22 strokes. Susan Zupnik scored 94 for a total of 182 to remain in second place and Laura Ponikiweski moved up one spot into third place with 92 on the day and 185 total. Mary Batchel scored 92 for fourth place and 187 total and Melissa Stockton rounds out the top five with a 104 and 194 total.

Bill Roberts who nursed a two stroke lead after the first day solidified his lead on the second day extending his lead to nine strokes. Roberts shot 77 for a total of 151. Timothy Dapp scored 79 and has 160 total for second place while David Ramirez lost ten strokes on Roberts from the first day with a score of 87 and 163 total for third place. John Rush had 81 and 164 total to remain in fourth place. Gerald Isobe and Keith Worek both remain tied for fifth place scoring 82 for a total of 166.

The USDGC tournament continues tomorrow with the third round and the second round results from today are listed below.


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US Deaf Golf Championships start with a crowded field in Men's Division

2015 USDGCThe first round of the United States Deaf Golf Championships (USDGC) at the Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, Maryland ended this afternoon with a crowded field for the top five spots in the men’s division.

Michael Mabashov and Jay Stally sit in first place tied with 75. With just one stroke back at 76, Brandon Babineaux and Eric Brumm, Jr. are tied for third. David Wantuck rounds out the top five at 78.

Patricia Lopez has already separated herself from the field in the women’s division shooting 78. Susan Zupnik ended the day in second place 10 strokes behind at 88 and Melissa Stockton finished with 90 for the third place spot. Laura Ponikiweski scored 93 and Mary Batchel had 95 for the top five spots.

Bill Roberts had the day’s best score with 74 and the first place slot in the men’s seniors division. David Ramirez is in second place being two strokes back at 76. Timothy Dapp shot 81 for third and John Rush had 83 for the fourth spot. Gerald Isobe and Keith Worek tied at 84 for the 5th place spot.

The USDGC tournament continues tomorrow with the second round and the first day’s from today can be viewed below.


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Silence on the course: Deaf golfer Pono Tokioka makes no excuses as the future of Warrior golf

By Christian Shimabuku

“Is it as peaceful as it looks?” A friend asked the future of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa men’s golf team.

“As a golfer, no. I don’t think there’s peace in golf,” Justin “Pono” Tokioka said. “Golf is all about thinking. You have to play with your mind and when you have a bad shot you get frustrated. If you play well, you still have to focus and keep it up. Unless you play for fun or with friends, it’s peaceful. When you play competitively, there’s no peace.”

Read more: http://www.kaleo.org/sports/silence-on-the-course-deaf-golfer-pono-tokioka-makes-no/article_860df58a-e7ff-11e4-9c68-03f373de3564.html

Source. The Voice Kaleo

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