Jack McLeod, a seventeen year old Deaf golfing prodigy of Australia competed in the Gloria Jean's Coffee NSW Open as an amateur this past weekend. In the first round, McLeod finished the day one under par scoring 71. On the first round, McLeod had 13 pars, 3 birdies, and 2 bogeys which was good for 44th place.
McLeod needed to do well in the second round to make the cut but his fate was sealed after the fourth hole. After scoring a par on the first hole, McLeod recorded three consecutive bogeys putting himself in a difficult spot. For McLeod to recover from a rough start, McLeod would need to record multiple birdies and maybe an eagle but he only had one on the day at the 5th hole. McLeod would go on to finish the course with three additional bogeys to finish 5 over par at 77. McLeod recorded 1 birdie, 11 pars and 6 bogeys in the second round that prevented him from making the cut.
Jack McLeod, a seventeen year old Deaf golfer from Australia is currently competing in the Gloria Jean's NSW open at Castle Hill Country Club in Sydney. In the opening round, McLeod scored 71, one under par which placed him at 44th place. If McLeod has another solid outing today, he will make the cut.
By Dean Ritchie
"I am just the same as everyone else,'' McLeod says proudly.
McLeod, 17, will today conquer any self-doubts by lining-up to play in his first NSW Golf Open at Castle Hill. Read full story.
Source: Herald Sun
By Steve Carroll
MARTIN ANDERSON signed off as captain of the English Deaf Golf Association by leading the national team to a stunning victory at the European Deaf Golf Open Championships in Finland. Read full story.
Source: The Press
English Deaf Golf Open Tournament now being played at Heythrop Park in Oxford, England with 18 Golfers. Mark Forrest and Jay Stally are tied for first place after first round with 73 strokes. Paul Waring currently sits in third place, two strokes back at 75. Complete results of the first round below:
The leaders in men, women, and senior flights all held onto their top spots to capture the championships in the final round of the United States Deaf Gold Championship last Friday at Tucson National golf course in Tucson, Arizona.
Patty Lopez completed the final round with a score of 86 and 331 for all four rounds to win the women's flight. Melissa Stockton shot 86 to displace Susan Zupnik for second place. Stockton completed the tournament with 359 strokes.
The men's flight was the most competitive of all three divisions. Louis Pedroza scored 83 to finish in first place with a total score of 309. Dano Aldaz was never more than two strokes behind Pedroza and finished in second place at 310. Bill Roberts' could not overcome his opening day start where he finished 5 strokes behind first place and gradually worked his way up to finish tied for second as well.
Tim Dapp held onto his first place spot from the first round until the final day. Dapp scored 84 on the final day to finish with a total score of 317. Keith Worek came in second with a final score of 334.
In 2014, USDGC will host the World Deaf Golf Championship in Traverse City, Michigan from July 14th through July 5th.
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