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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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