The 2014 World Deaf Golf Championships (WDGC) at Traverse City, Michigan concluded yesterday with 111 golfers from 14 countries. The WDGC has three divisions, which are men, women, and seniors.
Jack Besley of Australia won the men's tournament with a final score of 295. Besley shot a 68 in the final round to win the men's division by 7 strokes. Hans Elgaard of Denmark finished in second with 302. Michael Burris and Paul Waring both of England tied for third with 306.
In the women's division, United States' Patty Lopez captured the championship by 13 strokes with a final score of 300. Andrea Hjellegjerde of Norway came in second with 313 and Leonie Warringa of Netherlands finished third with 330.
The seniors division had the most dramatic finish with Keith Worek of United States and Kenneth Hoffman of Canada going into playoff with both tied at 317. Hoffman captured his third straight championship winning the playoff. Charles Mikkers of Netherlands won third place with 318.
The United States swept the competition for the team tournaments winning the championships in men, women, and seniors divisions. Team tournament is compiled based on the best four scores of each round for all countries. Final results of the team tournament were not available at the time of publishing this article.
Several records were set at the 2014 WDGC with United States' Patty Lopez setting the lowest under par score of 70 and lowest final score with 300. Australia's Jack Besley score of 68 in the fourth round is the lowest score and is the fourth under par score in tournament history.
Official results will be released in late July and the 2016 WDGC will be held at Copenhagen, Denmark from July 23 to July 29, 2016.
2014 WDGC Men Champion, Jack Besley of Australia (Photo Credit - Word Deaf Golf Federation)
2014 WDGC Women Champion, Patty Lopez of United States (Photo Credit - Word Deaf Golf Federation)
2014 WDGC Men Champion, Kenneth Hoffman of Canada (Photo Credit - Word Deaf Golf Federation)
By Ben Harris
Dunedoo golfer Chantell Greaves is in a tie for ninth after two rounds of the World Deaf Golf Championships in the United States.
Greaves has scored 182 strokes from her two rounds – 91 on both days – to sit alongside American Lauri Ponikiewski.
Source: Mudgee Guardian
By Phillip Heilman
Daryn Taylor is heading home with a world championship on his mind.
Taylor, who has worked in the residential dorm at FSDB for the past 10 years, grew up in Big Rapids, Mich., and will be returning to his home state to compete in the World Deaf Golf Championships this week in Traverse City. He is one of 64 players in the men’s field, which begins with Tuesday’s first round.
Source: The St Augustine Record
FORMER Forster resident Chantell Greaves has been given the opportunity of a lifetime – to represent her country at the World Deaf Golf Championships.
After emailing Deaf Golf Australia asking about NSW competitions before Christmas, Greaves was pleasantly surprised by an invitation to play on the global stage.
Source: Great Lakes Advocate
Deaf golf will come into the spotlight this week when the Brabazon Trophy gets underway at Seaton Carew in County Durham.
The competitors at the event – one of the Majors of amateur golf – include 18-year-old Paul Waring of Felixstowe Ferry in Suffolk, who has been profoundly deaf from birth.
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Source: England Golf
The 2014 England Deaf Golf Open takes place on the 15-17 August 2014. The competition formats enable all levels of golfer to play golf at an excellent venue.
England Deaf Golf (EDG) is the National organisation for the Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Impaired golfers, and this encompasses a wide range of communication methods from British Sign Language (BSL) to lip-reading and speech. It is a non-profit organisation run for the benefit of thegame and its players.
Source: UK Deaf Sport
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