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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

Deaf sports group makes playing an easier thing

By Jennifer Taplin

It’s a Sunday morning at the gym in Halifax’s Canada Games Centre and eight deaf and hard-of-hearing kids and adults are trying their hand at golf.

“It was pretty fun,” said Dominic Crawford, a hard-of-hearing 11-year-old. Golf is nothing new to the boy since his grandfather used to own a golf course.

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1278936-deaf-sports-group-makes-playing-an-easier-thing

Source: The Chronicle Herald

PRG to Kit Out England Deaf Golf Squad

PRG, which enjoyed a record 2014, is delighted to announce a new deal that will see the brand provide stylish PomPom headcovers to the England Deaf Golf squad. PRG re-introduced the classic retro PomPom headcover to the golf accessory market seven years ago, since when success has followed success thanks to a whole raft of innovative and eye-catching products that have made it golf’s most sought-after accessory brand.

Read more: http://www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/corporate/prg-to-kit-out-england-deaf-golf-squad/

Source: Golf Business News

Channel 4 profiles Deaf Golf

UK Deaf SportHow wonderful would it be for a Deaf golfer to win the Masters? Impossible you might be thinking. Well, there are a couple of Deaf golfers around the world who have the potential and hold such ambitions. At 18 years of age, the highly accomplished Paul Waring is amongst them. Following an interview with Transworld Sport, due to be aired on our televisions on the 18th October, Paul was kind enough to answer some questions for us so that we could find out how this young man has become such a leading figure in world deaf sport.

Read more: http://www.ukdeafsport.org.uk/news.php?action=view&news_id=310

Source: UK Deaf Sport

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