Date: October 15, 2012
Author: Golf Australia

Aussie deaf golfers storm home at World Champs

The Australian teams have come away from the World Deaf Golf Championships in Mie, Japan with a swag of silverware. Leading the award winners was Jack McLeod who is the new men&aposs deaf golf world champion after a 13 stroke victory in that title. McLeod plays out of Bayview Golf Club on Sydney&aposs Northern Beaches as is a member of the Jack Newton Junior Golf program. Continuing the success, the Australian men&aposs team enjoyed a dominant win over Sweden in second place. The Australian women&aposs team finished in second place behind the United States while the Australian senior team finished fourth. The teams competed with equipment and apparel provided by TaylorMade-Adidas Golf. The 2014 Championships will be held in Michigan. WOMEN&aposS TEAM LEADERBOARD: 1. USA 2. AUSTRALIA 3. JAPAN MEN&aposS TEAM LEADERBOARD: 1. AUSTRALIA 2. SWEDEN 3. DENMARK SENIOR TEAM LEADERBOARD: 1. JAPAN 2. CANADA 3. USA 4. AUSTRALIA (Australians unless listed otherwise) MEN&aposS INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD: 1 Jack McLeod 290 2 Hans Elgaard (Denmark) 303 3 Jack Besley 305 16 Mark Aird 333 17 Luke Ellis 336 21 Andrew Honeysett 341 42 Philip Malm 373 WOMEN&aposS INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD: 1 Loentine Warringa (Netherlands) 331 2 Melissa Stockton (USA) 352 3 Yuki Asaka (Japan) 369 4 Maree Evans 371 6 Jennifer Maric 383 SENIOR INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD: 1. Kenneth Hoffman (Canada) 330 2 Akio Watanabe (Japan) 333 3 Jun Oishi (Japan) 339 8 Tony Klimek 349 13 Kevin Hayden 362 14 Wayne Parsons 365 15 Paul Hammond 366