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Deaf amateur golfer Allen John nearly claims European Tour title in Germany

By Ryan Herrington

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A journeyman golfer winning his first European Tour title in his 17-year pro career provided plenty of theater at the Porsche European Open. But Richard McEvoy had a challenger as the sentimental choice among German golf fans at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg.

Amateur Allen John, a 30-year-old German native playing on a sponsor’s invitation, shot a closing 67 to grab a share of second place at 10 under par, one back of McEvoy, and ahead of the likes of Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed.

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Source: Golf Digest

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Aussies soar to world deaf crown

By Mark Hayes

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Jack McLeod couldn't win a second individual world crown, but was central to Australia's team victory.

It’s already been a big week for Deaf Golf Australia, but it got much bigger again today.

Just days after it was announced that the Gold Coast would host the 2022 World Deaf Golf Championship, the Australian men’s team is the new world champion.

The team, comprising Mark Aird, Luke Ellis, Jack Besley, Jack McLeod, Andy Honeysett and Dean Connell, was superb throughout four rounds at Carton House in Ireland, defeating runner-up the United States by a mammoth 17 after some ultra-consistent golf.

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Source: Golf Australia

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Mabashov wins 2018 SEDGA open championship

SE Deaf Golfers AssociationMichael Mabashov picked up his fourth SEDGA (Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association) open championship in the last five years at the 49th annual tournament held at Totteridge Golf Course in Greensburg, Pennsylvania from June 19th through 21st. Mabashov finished the tournament with a score of 221.

Scott Davidson managed to hold off Michael Finneran in the Senior Division despite scoring 83 on the final day to take the championship at 227. Finneran came in second with 230.

Patrick Cullen scored 244 to take the championship title in Super Senior division.

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Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open wraps up 49th edition

By Paul Schofield

SE Deaf Golfers AssociationDan Hall didn't get a chance to play at Totteridge golf course this week in the 49th annual Southeastern Deaf Golfers Association Open.

Back surgery prevented him from playing for the 21st time.

But Hall still was at the course watching his 93 friends compete and heckling them with hand signs.

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Source: TribLive

Seven set for World Deaf Golf Champs

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CHAMPION: Jack McLeod will be hoping to add a second World Deaf Championship crown to his 2012 title

Seven NSW players have been selected to be part of the Australian Team for the World Deaf Golf Championships in Ireland from July 24-27th.

Debbie Byrnes, Chantell Greaves, Luke Ellis, Andy Honeysett, Jack McLeod, Robert Bowler and Craig Douglas form part of the largest ever contingent to be sent to the championship which will take place on the Montgomery and O’meara courses at the Carlton House Golf Club in County Kildare.

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Source: Golf NSW

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Kevin Hall, the tour's first deaf golfer, is not giving up on his chase

By Joel Beall

WebCom Tour - GolfTime is of no concern to Kevin Hall. There may be an internal clock, sure, ticking to a point of no return. But Hall can't control its perpetually moving hands, so why bother. Besides, there's work to be done. His dream, after all, is closer than it's ever been.

Hall has spent 14 years chasing it: membership on the PGA Tour. He's enjoyed a handful of starts on tour during his career, but has mostly toiled in the sport's minors. Not the, Latinoamérica or Mackenzie circuits, mind you, where decent money can be had. Hall has ventured in the wilderness, those provincial tours where you carry your own bag and are chased off the course by the men's 45-and-older Thursday beer league

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Source: Golfworld

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